EP-2 replacement string?

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xgsjx
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EP-2 replacement string?

Post by xgsjx » Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:02 pm

Hey guys,

I was mid song last night & the string in my EP-2 snapped (about an inch from the toe end of the pedal). I quickly whipped the backplate off & unwound it once from the pot & threaded the string back on & tied it & all plays well again. Thankfully, it was only rehearsal.

However, I could do with replacing the string with a new one as I have a gig in November & don't want a repeat on stage.
Does anyone know if it has to be a certain type of string or will almost any do?

I tried doing a search & googling it, but it appears no one has ever asked this before! :shock:
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Re: EP-2 replacement string?

Post by Pantherairsoft » Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:49 am

Dude!

I'm sure any will do, but if you can get hold of any Kevlar based thread then its resistance to wear and tear will be hugely improved!

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Re: EP-2 replacement string?

Post by EMwhite » Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:59 am

Related question; has anybody taken their EP-2 apart? Is it really just the trim and main pot inside as the mini-schematic suggests? I ask because BOTH of my EP-2 pedals, and I've had light use of each are flakey now, which is to say that the action is unreliable. Neither stay at one extreme or the other (heel/toe).

Any guidance as to whether or not this is something that can be fixed. To be clear, mine still works; it's just that the mechanism is rather sloppy. I've seen high end volume pedals such as the Ernie Ball which use a cog drive similar to the Multipedal but they are usually 'volume' pedals and the range isn't well suited for Expression pedal control (250k or 25k).
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Re: EP-2 replacement string?

Post by Pantherairsoft » Mon Oct 17, 2011 4:34 pm

Tighten the nut slightly. Mine started to loosen over time and the mechanism would make it 'spring' back slightly from the extremes. Amos suggested just tightening the bolt slightly (use a proper sprocket set). Only a tiny tiny turn and hey presto, good as new again.
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Re: EP-2 replacement string?

Post by xgsjx » Mon Oct 24, 2011 3:23 pm

Cheers buddy. I'll see if I can find somewhere here that sells it. Infact, I'm gonna order some online just now.

EMwhite, whip the back off your EP-2 & have a look. It's a fairly simple layout inside.
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