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BillyJ
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BOSS GURUS! Bad switch or?
« on: September 29, 2003, 10:05:48 PM »

Hey everyone.
I have a Boss phaser PH-1r.
When I hit the switch too fast it doesn't work.
When actuated just a little slower it works everytime.
Do I just need a new swich or should I keep poking around?
Thanks for any ideas.
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Rob Strand
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BOSS GURUS! Bad switch or?
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2003, 02:56:46 AM »

If you are pressing the spring loaded pedal the you might not be pressing it down properly.  Try pressing the small switch on  the board - and make sure you are indeed pressing it all the way in.  There might not be anything wrong.
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BillyJ
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BOSS GURUS! Bad switch or?
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2003, 12:01:20 PM »

Yep I checked that first thing. Same deal a slow attck on the switch works and a fast one doesn't switch.
Does this sound like a mechanical failure of the switch?
I am just need to get another switch and try eh?
I just thought perhaps this was a common thing with Boss pedal or some such. I haven't had too much experience with them. AT least not in the sense of trying to fix.
Thanks for the input!!
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Rob Strand
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BOSS GURUS! Bad switch or?
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2003, 12:45:53 PM »

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Does this sound like a mechanical failure of the switch?


It's possible a mechanical failure could cause this behaviour.  Under normal circumstances the attack on the Boss circuit is quite rapid.  There is a release time before you can press it again but that is quite short as well.

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I am just need to get another switch and try eh?


Well that would be a good test, perhaps temporarily solder a cheap push button across the existing switch and test is with finger presses.

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common thing

I'm not aware of a common problem like that.
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BillyJ
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BOSS GURUS! Bad switch or?
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2003, 09:41:53 PM »

Took it apart and tried about a hundred times jumping it and it worked everytime. I am off to replace the switch :O)
Thanks everyone!!
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