I need to get a pedal fixed. Is it worth it?

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  1. rockinlespaul

    rockinlespaul Oxblood Addict V.I.P. Member

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    Not long ago, I was selling a bunch of gear as a favor to a ex girlfriend of mine. She had married, and her husband, who was a gear head, passed away. She contacted me and I told her I would help.

    Anyways, fast forward to now. I sold most of the gear and as payment, I kept a cool little uke. Also, there was a bunch of pedals and I kept one that was not working properly.

    If the cost is reasonable, I would like to get it fixed.

    It's a MXR EVH flanger. It works, but not correctly. Pretty sure the EVH button might have something to do with it.

    Is it even feasible to get this fixed or would I be better off just pitching it in the garbage? Seems like a really well made pedal to me.

    Anyone?
     
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    Jymbopalyse Senior Member

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    northernguitarguy SWeAT hOg

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    I bet BuGG could fix it.
     
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    rockinlespaul Oxblood Addict V.I.P. Member

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    I'll have to call or email. I spent 20 minutes filling out their form and posting clips and the stupid thing does nothing after that. What a waste of time.
     
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    rockinlespaul Oxblood Addict V.I.P. Member

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    I've got mixed reviews about him so going to pass on that idea but thanks for trying to help.
     
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    Duane_the_tub Senior Member

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    If you're not in a hurry, Joe at LMP is another pedal guru who might be able to help you.

    Fixing pedals is always a dicey proposition, cost-wise. My amp tech is great at it, but his bench rate is 60 bucks an hour - so if it's not a quick diagnosis and relatively easy fix, it's often not worth it.
     
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    Rich Non sequitur Premium Member

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    What Duane said, especially when it comes to mass produced pedals like MXR. That said, I have an EVH and I love that thing - I just keep the "EVH" button turned on and never bother with the knobs. :laugh2:
     
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    rockinlespaul Oxblood Addict V.I.P. Member

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    Yeah it's a shame because it feels like a tank. Oh well. I kinda regret not keeping the EVH phase 90. Not really into phasers but that was a great pedal. Also built like a tank.
     
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    AbbeSauniere Senior Member

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    Could be as simple as a bad switch or connection.

    Unless the whole pedal is fried, shouldn’t be an expensive fix.
     
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    northernguitarguy SWeAT hOg

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    Freddy G fixed a pedal for me.
     
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    I always felt a little guilty for doing this myself, but I’m glad I’m not the only one!
     
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    Marshall & Moonshine Senior Member

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    Unless it’s a vintage or collectible box, I’d contact MXR and see if they’ll fix it. If they won’t do it, look up some videos and learn to solder in a new switch.

    After shipping and repair costs, it’s really not worth it, unless you’re comparing it to the cost of replacement.

    IMO.
    :)
     
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    rockinlespaul Oxblood Addict V.I.P. Member

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    I'll probably just toss it in the garbage.
     
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    KP11520 Senior Member

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    Have you ever changed your Pots or Pickups? Well then you can easily change something physically broken like a switch! Take it apart and see. YT sometimes has videos if it's something that happens often. I bought a V1.3 OCD pedal (the coveted one) for $80 when they sell for $200 to $300 sometimes because the toggle snapped off. Turns out there is a video and then I contacted Michael fuller (fulltone) and bought a new and improved switch for $10.

    Perfect and in excellent condition! And she's a keeper! $90 total and one hour! Now if all the pedals I want worked out like that!

    Hope this helps!
     

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