DIY 1176 Repair (Rev D)
I had an 1176 (Rev D, for what it's worth) compressor built for me by a guy I met in a forum. It doesn't quite work. I'm a newbie at working with electronics (can do basic soldering)...not sure if fixing it will be possible or if I'll need to find someone to help.
The problems are:
- a few simple ones: the VU meter is not attached to the face plate correctly; the VU isn't calibrated correctly; a knob came off; the board the ratio buttons are attached to is slightly loose
- the main one: it doesn't work. I get some of the input signal through output, but with a massive amount of noise, dwarfing the input signal. Turning the attack knob seems to affect the noise. For a while it seemed like the GR meter was working correctly (i.e., bouncing up and down in response to signal peaks), but even then the compressed sound wasn't going through the output. Now I'm not even getting that behavior. So something is seriously wrong.
The guy who built it claims it was working when he sent it out, and I believe him, so hopefully it's something simple that got jostled during shipping. Any of ideas things to test to fix it?
Alternately, anyone in NYC who could fix this? Happy to pay you for your time, of course. Thanks for your help.