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Eden amp switch problems

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Joenok, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. Joenok


    Jul 1, 2005
    Arctic Norway
    Last few weeks the channel selector switch on my 2002 Eden Metro has been acting up. When i play channel 2 with my other bass hooked up to channel one, the switch keeps twerking over; indicator light switches between green and red when i push hard. At one point, it went over to channel one, and i had to push it really hard to get it back.
    Very uncool since it was in the middle of a show..

    Have tried spraying it with electronic cleaner, works for a while, but starts acting up again.

    Anyone have experience with this? Is a replacement switch the only remedy? How does this switch work?
    I have some shows coming up, and i pretty much live on the north pole. :ninja:

    Thanks in advance for input on the subject.
  2. It could be a faulty switch where it will need to be replaced to be reliable again. It's also possible that it's a poor solder joint connecting the switch. If you can reflow the joints where the switch connects it may recify the problem without having to source a new switch.
  3. Also, if there is a provision for an external footswitch to change the channels you should check that connector for issues.
  4. Joenok


    Jul 1, 2005
    Arctic Norway
    Thanks MuthaFunk. I had´nt thought about the footswitch input.
    Maybe I should try soldering a little on the connections.

    The mechanism of the switch is also somthing, it has a coil spring on it.
    I suppose the spring can be fatigued also, this amp has been my primary since 02.

    I contacted the distributor/service here in my country, but I got replied a week later with the answer that this model is too old. :/ thought that was kind of weak.
    Sent an e-mail to eden support, we´ll se what happens.
  5. bobcruz


    Mar 10, 2004
    Definitely clean that footswitch input and run a plug in and out a few dozen times. I believe oxidation on its contacts could cause the problem you're having. It's worth a try.
  6. Joenok


    Jul 1, 2005
    Arctic Norway
    Sounds like a good plan. I´ll try this on the rehersal tonight. Thanks guys.
  7. Joenok


    Jul 1, 2005
    Arctic Norway
    So, I forgot to update the tread..
    I was taking a shower a day, and it just hit me...:
    The faulty channel selector switch woud not move if I changed the channel via a pedal..

    So, i left the selector on the working channel, and then I got a footswitch and plugged in the back. -Problem solved. As long as i just use the fottswitch, and not pressing the broken button, all is good.

    And all is good. I pushed pretty hard, and the old Eden sound just as good as it always has.
  8. MrLenny1


    Jan 17, 2009
    If you can't find a service outlet try identifying the switch physically.
    There are many parts outlets on-line where you match it up & replace it.
    Maybe someone you know does electronics work. A lot of switches are mechanically connected with a pressure connector vs soldered in.
    The Eden is not that old & worth fixing for sure.
    Still pumping my 1997 WT-400 with no issues

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