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    Expression Pedal Squeak

    Adjusting the tension of the pedal did the trick, just easing off a little was enough to smooth it out again. Unfortunately in my curiosity, I adjusted it too loose and the nut and other pieces holding it in place fell off, so I ended up taking it apart and reassembling the pedal. I took some pictures of the process so if anyone is interested in knowing what things look like under the hood I can share. I was able to reassemble it and it's back in working order with no ill effects (and no more squeak). For the curious, holding it all together are the following components 1 bolt 1 nut 1 metal mounting piece (to hold the nut against the mouting posts) 3 thin white plastic washers 2 thick white plastic washers 2 metal washers 1 black mount (to screw into the frame) These components run through two mounting brackets on the pedal, and a tube mounted to the frame. I'd love to know if I got the pieces back in the right place (since things started coming apart when everything was still encased and non-visible). I put it back together as: Bolt -> thin white washer -> black mount -> thin white washer -> bracket -> metal washer - > thick white washer -> tube -> thick white washer -> metal washer -> bracket -> thin white washer -> metal mounting piece -> nut
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    Expression Pedal Squeak

    I've been using my Firehawk FX regularly since I got it last year and the expression pedal has developed a consistent squeak (I do a lot of volume swells in my playing and use it very heavily). It seems like nothing a little appropriately applied lubrication won't fix, but I'm not sure where or how I should be doing this sort of maintenance. I hesitate to take things apart, but equally hesitate to squirt WD-40 on any exposed portions of the expression pedal. Has anyone else had this happen and had success in lubricating the expression pedal to get rid of squeaking?
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    Are people happy with the Firehawk?

    I love it. Hands down the single best piece of guitar gear I've purchased over the years. Having it make me want to sit down and play guitar more often after a busy day of work. I play in worship bands around my city on a fairly regular basis. I've loved that I can sit down in the evening when my kid is asleep and practice with headphones and then get exactly the same tones and sound over in-ear monitors when I take it to the live stage. The switch lag hasn't been an issue for me as I've been able to control my sound pretty well via the pedal selections during individual songs, and only switch patches between songs. If they improve the latency and the funky delay/reverb warping that happens when switching I'll be excited, but honestly, keeping the function of all 4 pedals in front-of-brain memory is enough to juggle in a song for me. If I had to buy new gear again, I'd still buy it even with this issue. I love the user interface and it's been wonderful to play songs straight from my phone or iPad and practice right on top of them.
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