Currently Being ModeratedNov 11, 2011 10:48 AM (in response to Durwin99)Re: Is my POD HD500 Expression pedal about to break?
never heard of this one... but i wouldn't worry much as it still functions...
could have just been a bit of something stuck in the pedal mechanism...
a second pedal would take care of you as well...
you still might need the on-board though for engaging/disengaging the wah...
i don't think the second EXP2 can be the wah since there is no switch...
but i honestly hadn't bothered trying that in ages so i could be off the mark.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 11, 2011 10:51 AM (in response to Durwin99)Re: Is my POD HD500 Expression pedal about to break?
Since it's out of warranty anyway, you might want to pull it apart and have a look. It's pretty easy to dismantle and reassemble. On the bottom, from what I recall you leave the screws in the middle attached and undo all the ones running around the outside.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 11, 2011 1:48 PM (in response to Durwin99)Re: Is my POD HD500 Expression pedal about to break?
When I first got it, the pedal made quite an alarmingly crunchy click-type noise when I stepped on it. A noise maybe a bit like stepping on a piece of plasterboard or compacting icy snow if you can imagine that. This has diminished with use but the pedal still feels a little rough. I figured it was just the way the HD was. . If your's has not really been used then yes, it may be a bit noisy. On the other hand it may be faulty too
I can barely click it with my hand and only when I bear down on it. It seems to function a bit fine but does need a good hard press to get it actuated.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 14, 2011 4:34 PM (in response to jimsreynolds)Re: Is my POD HD500 Expression pedal about to break?
Sorry to see your HD give you the feeling it's breaking. We haven't heard of that in our US office, so our guess is that it's just that unit with the problem. Until it's looked at by a service center, the root cause and remedy will not be known. I would call Line 6 UK again if you cannot locate one on our website at http://line6.com/service_centers/.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 24, 2012 3:06 AM (in response to Durwin99)Re: Is my POD HD500 Expression pedal about to break?
This is a copy of something I posted in a seperate thread here: http://line6.com/support/message/397104#397104
I had exactly the same issue. Really disconcerting crunch and clank sound when pushing the pedal switch.
*Disclaimer* Dismantling the unit and any resulting issues is/are YOUR responsibility.
I dismantled the pedal (just remove the main pivot bolt and be careful to catch the washers/nuts) and saw it had been assembled wrongly. One of the washers was in the wrong place - inside the pedal instead of outside next to the nut.
If yours is the same you might want to check this. Also make sure the nylon bushings which go through the pivot hole are seated correctly and then make sure the washers are outside of the pedal block (between it and the nut/bolt at either end).
I also have my pedal fairly tight so it only moves with gentle foot pressure. No problems since and it's lovely & smooth.
Hope this helps.
**Note to anyone unfamiliar with the workings of these pedals: Don't get anything (dust, parts, grease etc) in the circuit board holes and DON'T touch the sensors! Put everything back as soon as you're done and don't get too curious. **
Message was edited by: CaptainU