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Eden modification, is it worth it??

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by ugly_bassplayer, Mar 22, 2013.


  1. ugly_bassplayer

    ugly_bassplayer Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2009
    Québec
  2. Short answer is YES :) Any Eden that uses those dropping resistors on the preamp board will suffer a failure at some point.
     
  3. ugly_bassplayer

    ugly_bassplayer Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2009
    Québec
    Did you try the mod yourself?
    Are some Eden amps not using those resistors on the PCB board...??
     
  4. Yes there are models that don't use those resistors (proper regulators instead). I have repaired and mod'ed a few.
     
  5. ugly_bassplayer

    ugly_bassplayer Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2009
    Québec
    Thank you for your input, I'm a little hesitant to do the mod , my tech estimated the total cost at around 250$.
    But I've been really diggin' my WT-500 plus VT bass.
     
  6. Bassmann1968

    Bassmann1968

    Feb 17, 2009
    Germany
    It's about $10 parts. 250 seems a bit high.
     
  7. Interceptor

    Interceptor Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2005
    Madison, WI
    I had a WT-400 and repaired it for exactly the issue detailed in the mod.

    Cost to perform the mod? I'd figure two hours plus another $10 - $20 for the parts. It isn't unusual for techs to charge much more for the parts than meets the eye. They have time invested in shopping and ordering. Plus, shipping gets to be expensive.

    It might not take that long, depending on how familiar the guy is with Eden gear.
     
  8. ugly_bassplayer

    ugly_bassplayer Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2009
    Québec
    I know about thatthread I posted in it
     
  9. ugly_bassplayer

    ugly_bassplayer Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2009
    Québec
    Any idea where I can get the parts from, maybe I can save a few $$ by having all the parts for the mod.
     
  10. www.mouser.com or www.digikey.com will have them. You'll want to open up your WT500 and verify the values before you order.
     
  11. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Wow I agree that seems pretty steep.
     
  12. ugly_bassplayer

    ugly_bassplayer Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2009
    Québec
    No, really......:D
     
  13. Rockin Mike

    Rockin Mike

    May 27, 2011
    I have a 2010 WT550.
    Is it a candidate for this mod?
     
  14. Interceptor

    Interceptor Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2005
    Madison, WI
    I'd ask the tech if he'd want you to supply the parts. That can make some techs either nervous or grouchy.

    The parts are the cheap part - it is the labor where most of this lies.
     
  15. ugly_bassplayer

    ugly_bassplayer Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2009
    Québec
    Gotcha.
     
  16. Bassmann1968

    Bassmann1968

    Feb 17, 2009
    Germany
    Actually no one needs the mod.
    Only if you keep your amp for hours in idle :D
     
  17. Rockin Mike

    Rockin Mike

    May 27, 2011
    Well, that happens.
    It's not abuse of equipment to leave it on all day.
    I'd like to think my gear is not *that* fragile.
     
  18. ugly_bassplayer

    ugly_bassplayer Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2009
    Québec
    I don't get it.....actually on idle it wouldn't heat up at all.

    :eyebrow:
     

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