Tag Archives | Pedal Repair

Guitar pedal repairs are one of the more common types of repair I get here at Keld Ampworks. Most designs are very simple and easy to fix. It’s generally worth repairing pedals that are worth over about £80-100. Sadly, the second hand value of cheaper pedals means they’re often not economic to repair.

If you’d like a guitar pedal repair, please get in touch.

Dunlop MC404 CAE Wah Pedal repair

Dunlop MC404 CAE Wah pedal repair

In October last year I fixed this wah pedal repair for a lincoln customer. The pedal would not turn on, possibly as a result of the user plugging the wrong power supply in. Often pedals aren’t economical to repair, but a unit like this is normally worth it. In this case it was a fairly […]

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Broken footswitch repair

Broken footswitch repair – MXR Carbon Copy

This broken footswitch repair was sent to me because the owner suspected that his pedal had the ESD problems that I’ve documented elsewhere.  Actually, the footswitch was broken by mechanical use. This is comparatively rare – MXR use quality ‘Alpha’ parts for their footswitch. The unit was soon fixed, and shipped back to its owner, […]

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Dyna Comp Repair

MXR Dyna Comp repair

The Dyna Comp is possibly the most famous of the compressors used on guitar. This Dyna Comp repair was similar in nature to the ESD fix that I’ve documented elsewhere in relation to the Carbon Copy pedals.  The issue is with the switching circuit – the FX does not switch in when the pedal is […]

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Line 6 Repair

Line 6 Repair – Pod XT live

Oh dear! This line 6 repair was a bit of a mess – you can see on the right hand side of the pic that the board has been burnt by some over heating rectifier diodes. Most pedals run from a DC supply, but a lot of line 6 gear uses and AC supply. A […]

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MXR-Repair

MXR Repair – Carbon Copy

This MXR repair, a Carbon Copy, was a simple fix. ESD (static) had destroyed 3 switching transistors used in the bypass circuitry. After identifying the fault I contacted MXR to find the part numbers of the damaged items. MXR are aware of the issue and recommended a modification to significantly reduce the likelihood of a […]

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