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Re: EDP Noise Problem

Hello Kim,
Again you have come through for me. You helped me out many years ago when 
was having problems getting me feedback pedal to work correctly.

This removed the problem.

Thank you very much.

> At 03:53 PM 9/1/2005, muman wrote:
> >Hello all,
> >After every loop, my EDP makes a quiet thunk sound. I have Loop IV
> >and have the memory maxed out. I think it's an early generation
> >machine.
> >
> >Anyone have any suggestions?Louis Hesselt-van-Dinter
> Hi Louis,
> There is a trimpot in the Echoplex that may need to be adjusted in
> your unit. It is there for nulling out dc offsets at a VCA, which can
> cause this thumping at the loop startpoint. Normally the trimpot is
> set at the factory and should not need adjusting, but maybe it got
> knocked out of adjustment somehow in your case.
> I posted instructions on how to do this adjustment once long ago, it
> is here in the archives:
> http://www.loopers-delight.com/LDarchive/199811/msg00303.html
> However, I realize those instructions need to be updated a little bit
> for Echoplexes using LoopIV. So I'll just repost it now, updated for
> LoopIV:
> *********************************************
> How to adjust the Echoplex dc trimpot (LoopIV version):
> This requires that you actually open up the unit, and have it opened
> with the power on. *Please follow appropriate electrical safety
> rules!!*  If you are not careful and you fry yourself, please don't
> blame me!
> There's a trimpot on the PCB, near the left side, by the volume knobs.
> Its job is to trim a dc offset from a VCA. Sounds like your's is not
> set right for some reason, which would cause the thump you hear.
> To set it you need to run one of the built in diagnostic tests. The
> test turns the VCA on and off at about 60Hz, so if there is an offset
> you can hear the resulting tone in an amplifier. (or see it on a
> scope, whichever way you like.)  While that test is running, you
> adjust the trimmer until the tone/waveform reaches its minimum.
> To get into the trimmer test, power up the unit while holding the
> Parameter and Overdub buttons down. The display will show a version
> number of the test software at first. When you let go of the buttons,
> it should say 7F.
> Press the parameter button so the "Switches" LED is lit (or "Keys" on
> older units), then press Insert to start the trimmer test.
> You should hear a ~60Hz tone in an amp. Turning the input volume off,
> mix to "loop", and the output volume up helps to hear it if it isn't
> obvious. The tone will change in volume as you adjust the trimpot. You
> may need a small screwdriver to make the adjustment, depending on the
> type of trimpot in your unit. Adjust to where the tone is at it's
> lowest level. (you'll still hear hashy noise sounds, but the 60Hz
> should become nearly inaudible.)
> After you set the trimmer, pressing parameter again will stop the
> test. Then you can turn the echoplex off and power back up normally.
> **********************************************
> hope this helps,
> kim
> ______________________________________________________________________
> Kim Flint                     | Looper's Delight
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Louis Hesselt-van-Dinter