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WAH Not working properly, Line 6 Floorboard
by Muybonito523 on 2011-10-20 12:45:06

Dear Line 6, I have had a POD 2.0 for over six years now, it has been awsome! I have always wondered what it would be like to have the floorboard with it so I can have volume and more importantly, WAH!

I just got my Line 6 Floorboard from zZounds and everything seems to work, Volume, stomp switchs, etc ... The only thing that doesn't seem to be working is the wah pedal. I can turn it on by pressing hard on the toe like it should and I hear a change in the tone of my guitar. Howeer when I move the pedal up and down, I do not recieve a varying tone modulation like I was expecting. Read some forums about the strips not setting or being damaged. I pulled the back of the FB off and removed the strips to check them and they seem to be in working order. I did notice on the chip itself however that the one of the two recievieng crystals that the strip goes between was bent pretty far, so I gently bent it back to match that of the volume control thinking prehaps that was what was wrong. Another thing though I just found as I was taking a picture of the circuit, on the wah side, the Black Electronic piece with the three prongs has a strange extrusion from it, think it was there the whole time, maybe i i the problem. You can see it in one of the pictures bu I don't have a micro camera to get any closer. Is there any ideas on the problem?

Thank you in advanced!

-Nate



Re: WAH Not working properly, Line 6 Floorboard
by Muybonito523 on 2011-10-20 14:32:11

Allright, so perhaps I spoke too soon, I really though I had read enough of the posts about this sort've problem. Turns out that this forum had the solution

http://line6.com/support/message/131111#131111

Itis the transistor, that's what it is called lol, the one with the strange extrusion, it was toast. I found it was extremely easy to replace. Double check- but mine was a 2N4401 NPN Silicon transistor, found it at radioshack for like $1.27. Bought a sodering iron, just get that at home depot, and with not so professional soldering skills, replaced the transistor.

The end result is I got the wah sound I was looking for from the floor-board! Wish every piece of machinery was this easy to fix. Sorry for taking up another discussion slot, but thanks fo the reliable equipment Line 6!

-Nate



Re: WAH Not working properly, Line 6 Floorboard
by fflbrgst on 2011-10-24 05:38:38

Wondering why you did all this - did you buy an 'as is' board?  Should have returned it for replacement.  If it was new, you probably have voided the warranty by messing with it yourself.




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