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Re: EDP pedals

Sounds to me like dirt is getting into your switches, and/or the 
replacements are wearing out.  This happens to me with my stock EDP 
pedals when I play places with particularly gritty floors.  With the 
beige units, after about twenty minutes I could see a buildup of crap 
around the oft-used switches, and usually shortly thereafter I'd start 
to get the behavior you're describing.  My solution was do a quick 
sweep of the area I'd be standing in before I started playing, and 
cleaning off the footpedal when it started to look dirty.  Also a good 
idea to manually press the switches a couple dozen times to break up 
any crap that might have fallen in.  That said, I've  yet to replace 
any of my switches, since the cleaning always fixes it.

On Sep 15, 2004, at 6:21 AM, 
Loopers-Delight-d-request@loopers-delight.com wrote:

> From: "steve.sandberg" <steve.sandberg@earthlink.net>
> Date: September 14, 2004 8:15:24 PM PDT
> To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
> Subject: Re: EDP pedals
> Wondering if anyone can help me out about this -
> I've had two EDP pedals remade with nice metal switches, because the 
> red
> plastic ones keep malfunctioning -
> and now the metal ones are beginning to malfunction in the same way; 
> the
> button presses are inconsistent, sometimes I press mute and it triggers
> insert, or press multiply and it triggers overdub,  that kind of thing.
> Isn't there any way to have an EDP pedal that just works?  Sorry, I'm 
> tired
> and a bit bitchy but I really would love to have a pedal that just 
> works
> consistently.
> Any ideas about this?  Worst comes to worst, does anyone know anyone 
> in NYC
> who could repair these pedals without charging too much?  I'm no good 
> at
> soldering or that kind of thing -
> thanks, guys.