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Has anyone had issues with their VT Deluxe?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Kenner, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. ...Bank B on mine is fading and occassionally cutting out.... it's always plugged into my pedal board. It's a huge hassle because I don't have a 2-3 week window to send it to Tech 21 for repair. I have multiple gigs a week. I was told to maybe spray some contact cleaner into the "A" input and plug and unplug repeatedly a number of times.... "lucky VT"....

    ..... any advice on what I should do if it doesn't work out?

    I use both banks alot with different basses and like the functionality of it. If I have to send it in for repair, I am just gonna buy something different.
  2. JSK5String


    May 19, 2008
    Littleton, CO
    Haven't had any issues with mine, and I bought it the week they came out. Do you have a pedal doctor in your town? There's a guy we all go to in Denver who can put any pedal on his bench and test it out for you. If you can, you should try that. Good luck...
  3. E_Flat_Brian


    Mar 24, 2012
    You probably already did this, but make sure you test all variables and know for sure it's the pedal. Also, make sure that the 1/4 inch boost and fx loop are how you want them. Having those on without using them right can really mess up tone.
  4. Tech 21 gave me some tips to try to fix it... mainly just sprayed contact cleaner in the jack.... gave the input a good in and out workout...had smoke.... seems fine now.... if not, I'll send it to them... I just can't get a two week window without gigs to send it to them....

    I rarely touch anything on any of my stuff once I get the tones the way I like. Pedal board never gets adjusted... I just plug and play... it's enough to worry what to do with all four of those strings and wonder which kinda shoes to wear whilst gazing at them during shows.... :p