From: Dave Lauzon [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, November 18, 2005 10:42 AM
Subject: Gibson Echoplex Noise problem
Its been a long long time since I posted anything here, but I've always found this list to be a great resource of information so I thought I'd ask here.
I've got a Gibson Echoplex, circa 1999 2000 maybe. not quite sure although I bought it new. I believe... Its loop 3 v.5 software. I realize there's been a software upgrade and I'm thinking of going that way.
It has served me really well and I certainly put it through quite a lot of use on the road 200 nights a year for 4 years.
So here's my problem. Lately I'm finding that it is REALLY noisy. I can also get more noise out of it by tapping it.
I've called Gibson, and I guess the one guy who is responsible for this product is too busy to return my calls. I bought it in Canada and the distributor tells me they wouldn't know what to do with it so they'd probably send it to gibson.
Bottom line is that I use this thing every day proffesionally and I can't afford to be without it for four months while it sits on a shelf somewhere. I'm just wondering if anyone has had a similar experience and if it is a simple fix like replacing the RAM or upgrading the software. Any input would be greatly appreciated.