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Re: Echoplex DP Overdub Problem

kim and Rik,
  Thanks very much for your input on my overdub problem.  It sounds 
like the VCA problem, since no LEDS are on. Oh well, off it goes to 

-Art Gatesy

> re Arthur's broken overdub problem:
> My first thought was that you had it in delay mode without realizing, but
> since you reset the parameters to default, that's not it. 
> You could tell if it is a problem with the footswitch or a front panel
> button by the LED's on the front panel. If the Overdub LED is red all the
> time, than overdub is indeed stuck on and one of the switches is a likely
> culprit. Probably you would have trouble with other switches if that were
> the case.
> If the Overdub LED is not red, then you have a different problem. In that
> case I would suspect that the VCA part has gone bad somehow. That's a 
> one actually because the manufacturer of that part recently shipped a 
> bunch of faulty components to Oberheim, partly resulting in the most 
> production delays. The bad ones were carefully weeded out, so it 
> be a problem, but it is possible that a part could be close to the edge 
> get worse as it ages. It is also possible that corrosion in the socket 
> the VCA could cause this problem, but it's doubtful in a unit only 3 
> old. (I saw that once in a unit that had been in a smoker-inhabited 
> for a couple of years)
> You asked about Wizard electronics...they do contract repair work for 
> companies in the music industry. I think Oberheim has recently started 
> them as well. So far as I know they are a competent shop, but I've never
> dealt with them before. If you send your unit there, point them toward 
> VCA or the switches.
> And Rik, welcome to Looper's Delight!
> kim
> At 01:44 PM 9/15/97 -0700, Rik Elswit wrote:
> >"My echoplex digital pro seems to be stuck in overdub mode -
> >has anyone else seen this problem? The echoplex (about 3 months old)
> >worked fine until a few days ago."
> >
> >Do the functions work properly when you use the panel buttons rather 
> >the footpedal.  If so, the problem is in your pedal.   I sent my 
> >back to the factory because it was having similar problems.  Their 
> >was to hold onto it for three weeks and then send it back when I 
> >loud enough.  It was still screwed up, but using a friend's pedal shoed 
> >that it was a pedal problem.  
> >
> >Rik Elswit
> >Bananas at Large
> >415-457-7600