EP-3 pedal erratic behavior?

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EP-3 pedal erratic behavior?

Post by PomaryLinea » Mon Nov 06, 2023 3:24 am

Despite minimal usage and infrequent adjustment of the POT, my EP-3 pedal, which is less than a year old, has exhibited erratic behavior over the past three weeks. While using Ableton, I noticed the values from the pedal adjustments are neither smooth nor consistent. In fact, the POT occasionally inverts the values, resulting in a full-on signal when the pedal is rocked back and full-off when rocked forward.

In an attempt to troubleshoot, I tested the pedal on both Mac and PC systems, suspecting a potential software issue, but the problem persists. Previously, a minor adjustment sufficed, but now, I find myself constantly tweaking the settings to achieve the desired response. Despite proper care and maintenance, the issue persists. Any suggestions or insights on potential solutions or replacement options would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: EP-3 pedal erratic behavior?

Post by BrovtalGemini » Wed Nov 08, 2023 3:14 am

I understand the frustration you're experiencing with the erratic behavior of your EP-3 pedal. It's disheartening to have equipment malfunction, especially when it's relatively new.

Given the inconsistent behavior and inversion of values, it seems like the issue lies with the pedal's potentiometer (POT) rather than a software issue. A faulty POT can cause erratic readings, jumps in values, and even inversions.

Troubleshooting the POT:

Clean the POT: Using a compressed air duster, gently blow around the POT to remove any accumulated dust or debris that might be interfering with its smooth operation.

Check for physical damage: Inspect the POT for any visible signs of damage, such as cracks or bent pins. If there's any physical damage, the POT might need to be replaced.

Test with a multimeter: If you have a multimeter, you can test the resistance of the POT to see if it's within the specified range. If the resistance is out of range, the POT is likely faulty.

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