BBE Green Screamer problems

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  1. rwfelton

    rwfelton TDPRI Member

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    the green screamer has an awesome tone. i depend on it for everything. i even like it more than my old ts9 (which i no longer have). i only have one issue. it seems the bypass switch wants to work sometimes and sometimes it doesn't. when i step on the switch sometimes it kills the sound completely. whether it is turning it off or on i will lose all sound. i opened it up and it seems that the connection to the switch seems pretty sturdy. i don't see any abnormal signs of wear or anything. any suggestions on fixing it or should i just go buy another one? does anyone know of anybody in the houston area that works on pedals? thanks in advance for any help you can give....
     
  2. rwfelton

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    300+ views and no replies?

    that seems like a lot of views with no replies?
     
  3. soulgeezer

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    It seems pretty straightforward -- The switch has gone bad. This is generally an easy fix for anybody who can solder (I can't!). Just get a new switch of the same type (DPDT or 3PDT, whatever is in there; Small Bear Electronics carries them and they're really cheap) and replace the one that's gone bad. Boom, you're done!
     
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    E5RSY Doctor of Teleocity

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    I agree with the -geezer. Easy fix. That's why God created modular construction. No need for a pedal specialist; your favorite amp repairman should be able to do it for you.

    Good luck.

    Scott
     
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    There's a couple of them on Ebay RIGHT NOW for $50/Best Offer!

    Just sayin'...
     
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    You don't even need an amp repairman -- Anybody who solders well will be able to do it, no problem. Just attach the wires to the solder points on the new switch in exactly the same way that they are on the current switch. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!
     
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    Take a photo or make a sketch prior to removal.
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  9. soulgeezer

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    I think all the wires in the Green Screamer are white. So, I'd suggest using little pieces of masking tape and number them. It's just easier than getting confused!
     
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    now that is what i am talking about. some help!!!! thanks guys!!!
     
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    i think a $5 switch sounds better. i have since purchased the EHX Glove OD. this thing is a monster. i also have some questions on a small amp that i just got that sounds amazing. i have questions over a cab for it. anyone feel like getting on that subject?
     
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    Give the question its due...start a new thread for it in Amp Central Station. Better results guaranteed.
     
  13. rwfelton

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    thanks fixing to post it now. i'm new to forums so it may take me a bit to get used to things...
     
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    guitarzan13 Friend of Leo's

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    I replaced the one in my Boosta Grande.... Took about 10 minutes
     
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    I also have a Green Screamer. No problems so far. I especially like it with a lap steel.
     
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    If you can't handle fixing it yourself, contact BBE support, they are very quick to fix pedals and get them back to you, and they have fixed two of my pedals for free. Great customer service.

    Al
     
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    thanks. that sounds like the best idea.
     
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