Broken Spring Reverb (Boss RX-100) HELP PLEASE!
dillweed4
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24th December 2012
Old 24th December 2012
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Broken Spring Reverb (Boss RX-100) HELP PLEASE!

I have a great little Boss reverb that I picked up a few years back, trouble is there seems to be a dodgy connection somewhere that makes the spring sound intermittent. I have to bang the reverb box a few times to find the right position for the reverb to stay in a 'working' position, otherwise when I run an instrument through it I just get a dry signal. Take a listen to me banging the box, you can hear the intermittent signal:

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I have looked inside a few times, but my average knowledge of electronics has not been able to detect obvious culprits like loose wires etc... can anyone suggest a possible cause? THANKS
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24th December 2012
Old 24th December 2012
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There's 2 little wires that go to the coils. They are very thin and as the spring/holder swings around inside it pinches the wires against the casing or slices through the wires.
Get inside and have a perv you'll see what I mean.
dillweed4
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27th December 2012
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Originally Posted by apprenticemart2 View Post
There's 2 little wires that go to the coils. They are very thin and as the spring/holder swings around inside it pinches the wires against the casing or slices through the wires.
Get inside and have a perv you'll see what I mean.
Thanks - I'll take a look
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29th December 2012
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Do you get the same intermittent results regardless of if you are using the front (A) input/output or the rear (B) inputs/outputs?
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17th June 2013
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Do you get the same intermittent results regardless of if you are using the front (A) input/output or the rear (B) inputs/outputs?
Hi sorry for very late reply, I'm just trying to fix the reverb again now as its been annoying me so much. Yes the back stereo RCA jacks are intermittent as well.
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