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Pedal repair in SE London?

Postby Pringe » Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:51 pm

I have a few sustain pedals and a yamaha FC7 that need repairing - does anyone know of anywhere that will do it in Central London or South East?

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Re: Pedal repair in SE London?

Postby Matt_Moose » Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:56 am

Just a thought - which you may have already discounted - but sustain pedals aren't really complex beasts, and I think IIRC my FC7 isn't too bad either. What about having a go yourself?

At the simplest level, a sustain pedal is an open switch that gets closed when you press it. I know this, because I made one yesterday to trigger the start/stop of my Alesis SR16 :) 1 alloy box, 1 foot switch, 1 jack, 2m of co-ax from Maplin. £10.
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Re: Pedal repair in SE London?

Postby Exalted Wombat » Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:35 pm

..or £8 ready-made from Thomann :-)
http://www.thomann.de/gb/lead_foot_lfs1.htm

Most of the time the problem is with the cable or plug. You can fix those yourself - if you haven't got a test meter and soldering tools, get some today - Maplins is open until tea-time! Very necessary skills for an amplified musician, unless you want to waste big money on cables and repairs.
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Re: Pedal repair in SE London?

Postby Matt_Moose » Sun Feb 07, 2010 3:15 pm

Exalted Wombat wrote:..or £8 ready-made from Thomann :-)
http://www.thomann.de/gb/lead_foot_lfs1.htm

Plus another £8 shipping... that makes £16 :)

Serious point tho - I reckon it'd cost you at least that to post off/drop in and get reparied in London/SE. Then there's always fleabay...

I'd put money on it being a loose solder joint or stress caused by cable flex through the casing.[/quote]
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Re: Pedal repair in SE London?

Postby Martin Walker » Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:48 pm

Agreed - there's not much in sustain footswitches or volume/expression pedals that can't be solved with a few quid and a soldering iron.


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