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I broke my baby (td-20)

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  • I broke my baby (td-20)

    Ok, while i was in the process of adding excessive cymbals to my kit (gas got me) I was trying to fit a cymbal in between the hi-hat and the td-20 module. While i was trying to maneuver the cymbal stand into position, I boneheadedly forced part of the stand into the MASTER volume control knob and heard a thunderous POP! Now, i can't even adjust the volume because i get that same thunderous POP! everytime i try to adjust it. The knob itself has some play in it now (as in it wiggles around slightly) unlike the others and to the best of my knowledge it seems the pot is shot. Anyone ever have any luck replacing one or should i just send it in and pay for the repair. I'm guessing the latter.

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    Originally posted by swgeorge2 View Post
    Ok, while i was in the process of adding excessive cymbals to my kit (gas got me) I was trying to fit a cymbal in between the hi-hat and the td-20 module. While i was trying to maneuver the cymbal stand into position, I boneheadedly forced part of the stand into the MASTER volume control knob and heard a thunderous POP! Now, i can't even adjust the volume because i get that same thunderous POP! everytime i try to adjust it. The knob itself has some play in it now (as in it wiggles around slightly) unlike the others and to the best of my knowledge it seems the pot is shot. Anyone ever have any luck replacing one or should i just send it in and pay for the repair. I'm guessing the latter.
    My legs turn to jelly as I read your horrific tale! Send it in.

    I actually dropped my TD20 once and it landed squarely on the master volume knob. Fortunately, it still works, but the knob is loose. I'm sure one day it will fail. I took the side panel off to try to get some idea of what it would take to fix it and soon gave up on the idea. Keep in mind that I'm the same guy who took an Xacto knife to the bell of my CY15 to get a better bell response, so I am not afraid of modding things I know nothing about. This one is, I am afraid, not user serviceable.

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    • #3
      It sounds like your volume pot is screwed, so it may just be a matter of replacing it. Might be worth a look if you don't feel like being without your module and don't mind cracking it open.. It'd just be a matter of looking on the back of it and seeing how many K it is and soldering in a new one..
      "Today young men on acid realised that all matter is purely energy condensed to a slow vibration; That we are all of one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively; There's no such thing as death, life is only a dream and we're the imagination of ourselves.. Here's Tom with the weather"...

      TD-20 + TMC-6 + VF-1 + Gen16's = Not enough inputs.
      Watch me - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLqt6zaAYkY

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      • #4
        Actually, it just dawned on me that the pot is probably soldered straight to the board.. so it's probably not worth the risk unless you've done it before..
        "Today young men on acid realised that all matter is purely energy condensed to a slow vibration; That we are all of one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively; There's no such thing as death, life is only a dream and we're the imagination of ourselves.. Here's Tom with the weather"...

        TD-20 + TMC-6 + VF-1 + Gen16's = Not enough inputs.
        Watch me - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLqt6zaAYkY

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        • #5
          Send it in and have a pro do it. There is too much that could go wrong.
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          • #6
            sounds like a plan

            now I just have to figure out where to send it.
            hopefully it wont cost an arm and a leg, specially now that my retirement funds just practically disappeared overnight

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            • #7
              There are some pro audio shops (usually mom and pop type) that do mixing console repair for things exactly like this on larger, expensive boards (read: not Mackie, etc). Maybe see if there are any in your region, and they may be able to take care of it for you, or any other genuine electronics repair shop. Yes, they are a dying breed, but you would be amazed at what you might find. Try contacting a high-end home audio store as well - folks there might know where some good, local repair shops are at.

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