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weird pitch-stick behavoir
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alby



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 11:19 am    Post subject: weird pitch-stick behavoir Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Hi,

I did buy my G2 about 2 1/2 years ago, and used it really carefully, but since the last few weeks the pitch stick is sending crazy parameters, without touching it.

Has anyone similar problems?
What should I do?
Maybe it is just the contacs. So should I Clean it by my self or give it to a professional service?

Thanks

Alby
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

sometimes they get to sensetiv it can be outside vibrations from the street or so..especially on keyboardstands that can happen..usually its very small pitchwheel commands that can be interpretated as an analog feel.. i dont care much of them..
But i ve damped my pitchstick a bit with some selfsticking rubber at the shaft from the inside..
An other machine i modified with an extra tailored foamblock...but that makes the pichstick go a bit harder...but looked cool..i must look if i ve photos..ah yes...
Its not to easy to tailor the foamblock because it has to be gurantied that it dont pushes the stick more in one direction than the other... it was however very easy to apply..the internal construktion is like as it was made for such a foamblock..
I used antistatic foam..but at the area are no sensetiv electronics...
But probably anyway only a thing qualified service personal should do Wink


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 12:25 pm    Post subject: Re: weird pitch-stick behavoir Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

alby wrote:

Has anyone similar problems?
Maybe it is just the contacs.


Hi Alby

There is a known issue with some of the early pitch sticks delaminating. There are no contacts to clean (it doesn't use a potentiometer) so it is a trip to the repair shop. Mine only cost $NZ30 to replace.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Thanks.

Especially for the inside pics.
So I will probably choose the safest way and bring it to a repair shop.

alby
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Same thing happened to mine, a cheap repair was all that was required.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Hallo,

does anyone know a good repair shop for this in Hannover/Germany or Berlin/Germany?

Alby
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Hi,

I talked with tthe shop where i bought my g2 in germany, and a new pitchstick coasts 130 Euro. This isn't a cheap repair, i think.

How much did you pay?

alby
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

130 euro sounds way too much..maybe we should check with clavia directly and i put it in for you... maybe they charge 100 euro for the 4 soldering points
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I paid 30NZ$ which is 16 Euro.

I suspect this was just the labour, as this is a know fault with early G2 pitch sticks. The new one is a lighter colour.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

100 euro is too much for labour...that is a half an hour job...
so with official rates it is between 30 and 40 euro for the labour max.
I do studioservice myself and worked for some of the bigger companys in berlin..

probably the calculation is profit on the stick itself an a full hour for the replacement...that gives something in the area of 130 euro..

But as qualified service personal i can say..that is no 1 hour job.

11 screws and 4 soldering points......maybe they charge for transport of the unit to the workshop and back?
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