has anyone changed/fixed a switch on an MXR time delay?



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has anyone changed/fixed a switch on an MXR time delay?

Postby bedtime_ » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:15 pm

this thing?

it's got such a dumb switch, kind of like the mechanism on a click pen? with a spring and all that. I have one that works but the mechanism is a bit sticky and powering the pedal off basically never works. opening the switch to clean/lube it up seems impossible. any ideas?
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Re: has anyone changed/fixed a switch on an MXR time delay?

Postby Jero » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:15 pm

Rehouse it!

Why does it seem impossible to clean the switch? (I've never opened up one of these)
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Re: has anyone changed/fixed a switch on an MXR time delay?

Postby bedtime_ » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:36 pm

also is it safe to use either contact cleaner or wd40 in a pedal?
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Re: has anyone changed/fixed a switch on an MXR time delay?

Postby Snufkino » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:39 pm

Don't use wd40. Only use contact cleaner on the jacks, and deoxit lube for any other contacts (footswitch and pots)
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Re: has anyone changed/fixed a switch on an MXR time delay?

Postby Chankgeez » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:45 pm

They've got a gutshot photo of a Commande Series pedal here:

http://www.modezero.com/mxr-commande-phaser.htm
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Re: has anyone changed/fixed a switch on an MXR time delay?

Postby bedtime_ » Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:19 am

Chankgeez wrote:They've got a gutshot photo of a Commande Series pedal here:

http://www.modezero.com/mxr-commande-phaser.htm


yep, see that weird switch? it's so stupid
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Re: has anyone changed/fixed a switch on an MXR time delay?

Postby nogodsnobedtimes » Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:37 pm

Some Deoxit should take care of that.
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Re: has anyone changed/fixed a switch on an MXR time delay?

Postby JonnyAngle » Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:57 pm

would highly recommend deoxit WITH LUBE
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Re: has anyone changed/fixed a switch on an MXR time delay?

Postby Chankgeez » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:23 pm

Another thing to consider is just buying another one. Especially since they're relatively inexpensive. :idk: The switch on it is likely to develop the same problem though. :( That's been my experience with Eighties pedals of this ilk.

You might also try sticking it a bypass loop. Probably the easiest solution.
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