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Retro-Sonic Chorus Switching Problem

jkeane22

Silver Supporting Member
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Right after switching from chorus signal to bypass signal, the bypass signal goes "in and out" for 5 seconds or so like a bad connection, and then it settles into the regular signal strength. It sounds as if maybe a capacitor is emptying or something, or I guess it could be a bad switch.
When the unit is first turned on and warming up, I also get a little of this going from dry to wet, but after it's warm the switch to wet is crisp. Anyone have this issue with the Retro-Sonic Chorus?
Jim
 

Rick Towne

Praise & Western
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Go to the Retro-Sonic website and send an email to Tim Larwill. He is very helpful and responsive. He did a 12v to 9v mod on my early model Chorus when I got it in 2007.
 

Dana Olsen

Platinum Supporting Member
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Hey Jim -

It sounds like a bad switch or pot to me, more likely the switch. Do you have a local trusted tech you use? What's your location? We'll (TGP) help you find one.

In my not actually huge experience, it's always a pot or a switch when there's a pedal problem. The good news is they're both cheap, relatively speaking.

Hope this helps, Dana O.
 

jkeane22

Silver Supporting Member
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Thanks Rick and Dana!
Dana, I am just northwest of Chicago. I have a really great tech (Tim Schroeder) but for things like this his rate would cost more than the pedal to fix probably. I also like Minstrel Music a lot and I may take it there, though I don't know much about how good they are at fixing pedals. If you have any other TGP suggestions that would be great.
And yeah, I think it's a switch problem. I kept fooling with it after this post, and the problem does not happen each time, but maybe every third time or so. Weird.
thanks again
 

jkeane22

Silver Supporting Member
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John at Minstrel cleaned the switch (no charge) and it seems to be working. He said the type of switch used in the RS doesn't last more than 5-7 years and it will break down again, and I should replace it then.
 






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