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Mick Reid
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American-made in Oz!!
Jan 16th, 2018 04:31 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I recently purchased some inexpensive MIC mini pedals as part of assembling a new mini pedalboard.

Well the delay pedal (Donner Yellow Fall) arrived last week after 6 weeks of waiting for shipment from China. (well it *was* a delay pedal ;^)

Anyway, short story, it was defective. I contacted Donner blah blah blah, email exchange, blah blah blah, no worries, full refund, blah blah blah, refund received today, our apologies, blah blah blah, keep the pedal...

I was ready to buy a different brand domestically when I thought, bugger it. I know sweet FA about pedal electronics but I'll open it up and have a look... nothing to lose, it's stuffed anyway.

I happen to notice one trace on the board near the footswitch with a pin through it but *no* solder on it.
I thought, "Could it be *that* bloody simple???"

YEP!!!

Dropped a bit of hot solder on there, fired it up and weet weet weet weet weet weet weet weet...

We have delay!

And it's FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE


Leftee
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Jan 16th, 2018 05:39 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Tech skills rule!

Mick Reid
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Australia

American-made in Oz!!
Jan 16th, 2018 06:37 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Tech skills rule!"

Hah!! More like s**t luck!


Mick Reid
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Jan 16th, 2018 11:33 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I got some more time with the pedal today.
Still going strong after putting through its paces and giving it a bit of a knock around. So I guess I did indeed fix it.

It sounds good too.
I A/B'ed it against my Carbon Copy which I use for a moderate 4 repeat delay, and my Malekko Ekko 616 which is set as my slapback delay.

I was able to closely replicate both effects with the Yellow Fall. There are subtle differences between the "tone" of each of the pedals, but the YF is pleasant in its own right.


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Jan 17th, 2018 06:04 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"nothing to lose, it's stuffed anyway."

Mick, you are compelling me to tell this story.

My high school girl friend (from a small town in Utah) went to Sydney Australia as a Rotary Exchange student back in the mid 70s.

I'll add that her name was Mickey, actually Michelle, but everyone called her Mickey.

Upon her arrival with her new temporary family they had a big dinner party to welcome her.

As they were finishing up at the dinner table and Mickey feeling that she could not eat another bite of food she enthusiastically exclaims, "I'm Stuffed!".

After a few raised eyebrows and some awkward chuckles ... she got her first lesson in the local vernacular down in your neck of the woods.

I'll add this, her trip to Australia back in 1976 gave me an early preview of a couple of things.

One was *Rocky Horror*, the other was *The Little River Band*.

As I read your post I just had to toss this out there. ;)

(This message was last edited by BlondeStrat at 08:36 PM, Jan 17th, 2018)

Peegoo
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Jan 17th, 2018 08:14 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Tech Hit Points: 1,000

Way to go!


"Well it *was* a delay pedal."


HAHAHAHAHA


COMEDY GOLD!

(This message was last edited by Peegoo at 10:19 PM, Jan 17th, 2018)

LeftyMeister

Buckeye Country, USA

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Jan 17th, 2018 08:35 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

*(well it *was* a delay pedal ;^)*

Har!

Blondestrat, I have similar stories from my time in England.

Note: LRB was da bomb! They put on one of the best concerts I've ever seen.

Mick Reid
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Australia

American-made in Oz!!
Jan 17th, 2018 09:28 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"...she got her first lesson in the local vernacular down in your neck of the woods."

Hah!! I had a nearly identical experience 20 years ago with my (eventual) in-laws.

Of course, they came from a generation where once upon a time "bloody" was a swear word!

How things have changed...


RicOkc

Nicoma Park, OK.

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Jan 18th, 2018 02:15 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I had a friend years ago from England.

During a conversation she told someone "Knock me up sometime". I just laughed and explained to her how people here in the States used the expression of being "Knocked-up".

She turned beet red. LOL!

Mick Reid
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Australia

American-made in Oz!!
Jan 18th, 2018 04:00 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

OK, can we get back to how great I am for fixing the pedal please???

My ego needs stroking :^)


DrKev
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Jan 18th, 2018 04:14 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You're great for fixing the pedal. Trophy is going straight to the pool room!

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Jan 20th, 2018 05:48 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've said it for years, I'd rather be lucky than good, any day!
Fixed my Boss GE-7 last weekend, it was having an intermittent issue of turning off/on like it had a bad connection. I took it apart and hit a lot of the solder joints with the "hot iron", put it back together, and voila! Works great now!

I've had so many "lucky" breaks like yours Mick, that I'm almost starting to think I might be good! Lol!

Mick Reid
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Australia

American-made in Oz!!
Jan 20th, 2018 05:57 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"...I'd rather be lucky than good..."

Amen to that brother!



LeftyMeister

Buckeye Country, USA

Tone is in the lingers
Jan 21st, 2018 06:32 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've tried three times to repair/mod my own pedals with disastrous results. None of them ever worked again.

DanL

Northern CT - USA

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Jan 21st, 2018 01:02 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Cool Mick! Hey man no guts, no glory...

Malcolm
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Jan 21st, 2018 01:37 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"OK, can we get back to how great I am for fixing the pedal please???"

Me Me M E!

Mick
That's all you eva say...LOL

*I'm* waiting for awn explanation (they' I kinda have an idea)

Mick Reid
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Australia

American-made in Oz!!
Jan 21st, 2018 04:00 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"I've tried three times to repair/mod my own pedals with disastrous results. None of them ever worked again."

Hah! My first significant attempt at modding a pedal was re-housing of a Danelectro Tuna Melt Tremolo (including some other "improvements")

Let's just say the word *melt* was appropriate for this project...

It has resided in plastic bag as a handful of parts ever since :^)


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