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#1 Orion3T

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 08:57 AM

I bought the FBV Express Mk II for my son about a month or so ago. It works fine in terms of sound, but it has an annoying squeak when he works the Wah pedal.

 

Our usual solution is to crank the volume up but I kinda think this should only be temporary. :)

 

If it's just a case of lubing the shims on the pedal shaft/axle I'm happy to do that provided it won't invalidate the warranty.

 

Or does this indicate a fault and I should return it for a replacement? Amazon are usually pretty good with that sort of thing. It just seems a bit unnecessary if it's just some dry surface friction.

 

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 04:19 AM

Is it just a mechanical squeak?  In other words, do you hear it when th epedal is moved even whne it is not plugged in?  If so, a little WD 40 on the shaft should work.  I think mine squeaked a little when I first got it, but it stopped after it got worked in.


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Posted 02 May 2014 - 08:37 AM

Is it just a mechanical squeak?  In other words, do you hear it when th epedal is moved even whne it is not plugged in?  If so, a little WD 40 on the shaft should work.  I think mine squeaked a little when I first got it, but it stopped after it got worked in.

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It's just mechanical as it does happen when it's not connected or plugged in.

 

I'm sure lubing it would indeed stop the squeak, but I have seen comments elsewhere that this squeak is due to some of the shims not being properly installed. I don't want to invalidate the warranty even if I'm sure it is easily fixable. Unless a line 6 rep tells me it's OK that is.


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Posted 05 May 2014 - 05:11 AM

Please note that the Line 6 techs do not look through this forum any longer.  If you want a definitive answer from them you will need to either call them or start a repair ticket.


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