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Tech 21 Bass Compactor Help -Burned/blown?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by sapienerabass, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. sapienerabass


    Nov 9, 2007
    Hi all,

    Here's one for the electronics specialists out there, of which I am not!!

    I've owned a Tech 21 Bass Compactor pedal for years and despite it being derided on TB and Ovni lab
    I actually really, like it (liked it perhaps....) for tone shaping and really gentle/subtle compression it's absolutely great.

    Tech 21 Bass Compactor

    The other night I plugged in the pedalboard and noticed the Tech 21 Bass Compactor wasn't lit up. I checked all the patch leads and swapped power cables from a different pedal on the board that was on, and narrowed it down to the bass compactor itself.

    Upon closer inspection of the pedal the next day I opened up the battery compartment and my heart sank as I smelled an acrid burned component smell- now I'm no electronics expert-but indications aren't good.

    Can anyone help me work out if it's worth repairing? I really like this pedal and they're discontinued. I've opened it up and there's no visible scorch but I can't see under the circuit board as I can't remove the input/output jack to have a look. Any Tech 21 experts that can advise? I really like this pedal but seeing as it's discontinued I simply can't replace it. Any advice would be appreciated.
  2. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    Tech21 themselves will probably gladly help you.
    They are a hands-on kind of company.
  3. Call Tech21! they pick up the phone.

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