1. We would like to remind our members that this is a privately owned, run and supported forum. You are here at the invitation and discretion of the owners. As such, rules and standards of conduct will be applied that help keep this forum functioning as the owners desire. These include, but are not limited to, removing content and even access to the forum.

    Please give yourself a refresher on the forum rules you agreed to follow when you signed up.
    Dismiss Notice

On Standard: Jumpy Value Knob

Discussion in 'Ultra/Std Discussion' started by Arturo Civit, Feb 2, 2019.

  1. Arturo Civit

    Arturo Civit
    Expand Collapse
    New here

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2019
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    1
    Hi guys, well, I have this Standard unit that I exchanged a few days ago, gear unit actually and everything works great but the value knob, is not something that bothers that much but worries me because I'm not sure if its going to get worst, the thing is, when dialing the value knob it jumps to one value to another one that is really away, for example, from patch 3 to patch 15, sometimes dialing makes nothing untill 3 o 4 tries, so, sometimes is not a good thing because the values are to close, like when you are selecting amps or effects, wondering if this is normal, if there's a way to fix it without returning (I'm located in Venezuela so, kinda' complicated to do) or if its something that going to be worst and leaving me with a useless value knob after certain time?

    Thanks!

    Arturo
     
  2. axifist

    axifist
    Expand Collapse
    Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2014
    Messages:
    715
    Likes Received:
    537
    Location:
    Germany
    It's getting worse, unfortunately. On my Ultra I already got it replaced by a new one a few years ago and although I hardly used the Ultra the past years the value wheel (more precisely the encoder) already starts acting weird again.

    Best to use the editor and only touch the value wheel when there's no other way.
     
    Arturo Civit likes this.
  3. Musikron

    Musikron
    Expand Collapse
    Inspired

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2017
    Messages:
    234
    Likes Received:
    171
    I cleared the one on my ultra up with some deoxit. Been a year and still going strong.
     
  4. Arturo Civit

    Arturo Civit
    Expand Collapse
    New here

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2019
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    1
    Thanks man, quick question, do you have a step-by-step how to?
     
  5. shatteredsquare

    shatteredsquare
    Expand Collapse
    Veteran

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2012
    Messages:
    887
    Likes Received:
    536
    you know you've played with it too much when you wear out your knob
     
  6. Arturo Civit

    Arturo Civit
    Expand Collapse
    New here

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2019
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    1
    :(
     
  7. Musikron

    Musikron
    Expand Collapse
    Inspired

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2017
    Messages:
    234
    Likes Received:
    171
    Pretty simple. Unplug the unit, tip on its back faceplate up. Pry the center cap off (I used a pick), then unscrew the nut holding the knob on and remove the knob. Have a rag handy. Spray the deoxit on the shaft where it goes into the collar, turn it around a few times, spray again and turn around a few times the other direction. Try not to spray the screen. Use the rag to clean any overspray (there will be). Let it dry for about ten minutes, then put the knob back on and fire it up. Don’t seat the knob all the way against the faceplate, I again used my pick as a spacer, otherwise it’ll scrape against the faceplate and hurt your teeth. Enjoy your newly functional value knob. I did this as a temporary fix until I could order a new value wheel, but it’s been a year with no more issues so I’m calling it a legit fix at this point.
     
    Arturo Civit likes this.
  8. Musikron

    Musikron
    Expand Collapse
    Inspired

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2017
    Messages:
    234
    Likes Received:
    171
    Just to be clear my knob was complete non functional. No matter how gingerly you tried to turn it, the value would only go down, leaving you basically unable to make any front panel adjustments.
     
    Arturo Civit likes this.
  9. Arturo Civit

    Arturo Civit
    Expand Collapse
    New here

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2019
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    1
    Thanks so much man!!, quick question, any electrical cleaner solution work? In the country I am find Deoxit is complicated
     

Share This Page