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Re: questions for FCB1010 with UnO chip users at the Santa Cruz Loop festival
The only thing I would say about all this, is that... I dont really know why all of you are moaning so much about that FCB1010.. Im sure that We (loopers) are hitting those buttons THOUSANDS of tímes a week... My number 6 has gone wrong admittedly, but that is after 4 years of looping.. its not being used as multi-effects pedel, where maybe I press the 6 button once in a while to turn on the chorus...
The poor old FCB is being driven like a Taxi.. would YOU buy a second hand Taxi? I wouldnt!
what ever happened to soldering irons? My GR30 guitar synth has almost the same buttons, and Ive changed them ALL!!! its a bit fiddly, and a caring manufacturer might think about that when they put in multiple solder points that must be all DE-soldered to swap them out.
But I did it, and Im not a particularly experience electrician (as you all know by now)...
There ARE some issues with the FCB, and most of us will agree that ITS FAR TOO FUCKING BIG.. and THATS the reason I want a softstep, and have ordered on.
@Bill, twas a good idea to have the softstep sent to you before YK2, but I think theres some setting up to be done, and I would rather take my time to do that at home, where there no beer to be drunk with nice friendly loopers...
Rambling poetic and amusing ending:
Having said all that, I might leave my FCB in Santa Cruz, vertically placed in the sand, like a gravestone...
I will be sorry to see the back of it, a tear will be shed, its been like a faithful old friend, but... well.. now (not unlike some real life old friends) its over-stayed its welcome, left its socks all over the place, its beginning to smell, and looks like its never going to pay any rent... so now that a clean, new, more intelligent friend is coming over to stay for a while...it can just fuck right off...