The Electra Forums

Guitar Talk about Electra and other vintage imported guitars
Home
Index of Models
The Electra Forums
PM Inbox
It is currently Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:03 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Dead Fuzz Module
PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 10:50 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 21, 2004 6:30 pm
Posts: 1765
Location: Central Iowa
Time for a repair. What normally goes out on these?

_________________
My Electra Pages
I have too many projects!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dead Fuzz Module
PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:57 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu May 03, 2007 9:32 am
Posts: 1024
Location: NYC
I remember some posts a while back that mentioned that the contacts can get dirty but are easly cleaned with a pencil eraser. Beyond that I would think you would nead the schematic to diagnose it. Good luck.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dead Fuzz Module
PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:43 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 21, 2004 6:30 pm
Posts: 1765
Location: Central Iowa
I've done a repair on one module before, totally rebuilt one with all new components, and built a new one on an empty circuit board/case I picked up... the new one was a POwer Overdrive module, but I can't remember the one I re-did....

the fuzz module I have has all the waxy like stuff inside the box. as I recall, it was a royal PITA last time I did this :)

_________________
My Electra Pages
I have too many projects!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dead Fuzz Module
PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:26 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 31, 2002 4:00 pm
Posts: 180
Location: ontario, canada
my experience has been that the usual cause of problems is a cold solder joint... usually at one of the capaciters.... wiggle them and see if one gives or comes loose... if so... just apply the iron to it and all should be well... if it is beyond that, then it is beyond me.... hope this helps

_________________
Live Better Electra-ly ;)
http://www.therathole.org/leia/visitors_axes/leia/leia.html


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dead Fuzz Module
PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:26 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 21, 2004 6:30 pm
Posts: 1765
Location: Central Iowa
:up: I couldn't wiggle enything, since it's wax filled, but with my 8x lupe, I was able to see some questionable joints...
touched 'em all up, and it fuzzes fine now!

thanks!

_________________
My Electra Pages
I have too many projects!


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
Fatal: Not able to open ./cache/data_global.php