Zoom B2: identical failure on 2 different units
I'm just curious to see if anyone else on TB has ever experienced a failure of the Increment footswitch on their B2 Bass Effects pedal.
I bought one a few years ago, and it worked great for about 18 months, then I noticed that I'd have to hit the increment footswitch several times in order for it to register. From there, the problem got worse - to the point where the Increment footswitch doesn't work at all.
I called Zoom Tech Support and they told me it would be $50 per hour + parts + shipping to fix. I researched and didn't see that it was a recurring problem, so I bought another B2 on sale.
About 18 months later, the same exact problem is occurring on the new one. I wrote Zoom Tech Support to ask if they know of any recurring issues on the B2. They responded that they haven't noticed any similar failures patterns. Good news, however: the labor rate hasn't changed in 2 years - still $50 p/ hour + parts + shipping to fix it.
I'm curious to see if anyone on TB has experienced a similar failure like mine. It's odd that I'd have exactly the same issue.
I own quite a bit of Zoom stuff, and it's mostly trouble-free.
The only thing that I do out of the ordinary is that I run the B2 with a 1-Spot, instead of the Zoom AC Power Supply. I verified with Tech Support that the 1-Spot is not an issue before I ever plugged the first one in.
The root of the problem has been isolated....
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