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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-23-2012, 10:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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Footswitch Problems?

So I recently got a used mesa. Great amp, everything except for the reverb works. But i can't seem to get the footswitch to work properly.
I'm using a APEX fs1 footswitch. When it's on the clean channel, it sounds distorted and driven, and when it's on the dirt channel, it sounds like how it's supposed do. So is it the footswitch that's not working properly or the footswitch jack?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-23-2012, 10:38 PM
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Re: Footswitch Problems?

How could we know each one is not working?
No crystal ball here.
We can't test it, can you test it with other amp/gear?
When you play that amp clean channel without that footswith, is it distorted/driven the same?
Isn't that foot only for channel changes?
You didn't even say which model you bought!
Really hard to help with almost no info.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-24-2012, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Footswitch Problems?

sorry,
it's a MESA 50 Cal+, the footswitch just changes channels.
without footswitch the clean is really clean, no distortion in it's sound what so ever
With footswitch, the clean channel sounds like the lead channel, just quieter and more compressed.

The footswitch is new, and the amp was recently serviced.
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Re: Footswitch Problems?

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sorry,
it's a MESA 50 Cal+, the footswitch just changes channels.
without footswitch the clean is really clean, no distortion in it's sound what so ever
With footswitch, the clean channel sounds like the lead channel, just quieter and more compressed.

The footswitch is new, and the amp was recently serviced.
So obviously there's a problem.You should go to Mesa forum, bet members there can help you better.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-01-2012, 11:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Footswitch Problems?

Hey, I figured out the problem. It was the LED in the footswitch that was messing with the channel change. I just took it out. VOILA! IT'S ALIVE!
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