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Barge RC-3 Troubleshooting?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by uaudio, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. uaudio


    Apr 11, 2008
    Using a RC-3 for about a week - 2 gigs and it worked fine, purchased off eBay. Last night the signal was very weak when engaged, and this morning there was no signal at all.

    When its 'on,' no signal is passing through. When bypassed its fine (true bypass). I've tried a new battery and a 18V power supply on my board specifically for it.

    Any items to check before I try to get a replacement from Barge Concepts? I know its not a popular comp, but its just a Ross clone, so maybe someone has some insight?
  2. asherthemachine


    Sep 22, 2006
    im having the exact same problem with my vfb-2. which is interesting, cuz they have a good reputation for quality...
  3. uaudio


    Apr 11, 2008
    Unlikely bump.
  4. rcubed


    May 8, 2008
    Vista, CA
    Look for a loose wire inside.
  5. uaudio


    Apr 11, 2008
    Tried that; nothing seems loose, or even any bad solder joints. I was thinking there might be a trim pot or something but it doesn't appear to have any.

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