Afraid I ruined my theramin trying to tune

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Tim M
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Afraid I ruined my theramin trying to tune

Post by Tim M » Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:29 pm

Hi all, I have a nice new-ish Etherwave, had it about a year now and had the common problem where I couldn’t get to zero beat, it would play a note no matter how far away I was from it. Searched online a little, went inside to adjust L6, now I’m afraid I broke the whole thing. Piercing high shriek no matter where I turn L6.

One confession, I used a metal hex wrench to turn L6 because I couldn’t find any tool that came with it. Could I have shorted something out? I was careful not to force anything, but L6 seems to spin freely forever in either direction - how many turns does L6 allow, is this a sign that it is broken? What do? Thank you so much -t

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