Volume knob wobbly

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matocaster
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Volume knob wobbly

Post by matocaster » Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:26 pm

Don't think think this would count as a bug, but the volume knob on my unit was a bit wobbly from the time I received it. I haven't really used it much because I control the volume through a mixer. It doesn't turn down all the way smoothly. It doesn't slowly get quieter. It kinda cuts off abruptly. John is there any way to open the unit up and tighten it up. Don't have this problem with any of the other knobs. They all seem pretty tight and sturdy.

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John Bowen
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Re: Volume knob wobbly

Post by John Bowen » Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:55 pm

I’ve seen this only once before, on a very early unit we had made for Messe. I’m guessing the pot has some problem with it - I have asked SC about any suggestions.

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matocaster
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Re: Volume knob wobbly

Post by matocaster » Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:21 pm

Thanks John, I appreciate it!
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Weston Underwood
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Re: Volume knob wobbly

Post by Weston Underwood » Sun May 26, 2013 12:15 am

Hi. I've got this too. What was the outcome? It certainly much more wobbly that the rest.

tinhu
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Re: Volume knob wobbly

Post by tinhu » Sun May 26, 2013 3:36 am

Same thing for me ...
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Re: Volume knob wobbly

Post by scope4live » Sun May 26, 2013 2:38 pm

I can suggest running the digital out into an AES/EBU input therefore bypassing the knob completely.
I always liked using feet anyways, a hand not playing notes is a sin at my gigs, as it's a part that dropped out....

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Re: Volume knob wobbly

Post by marzzz » Sun May 26, 2013 7:10 pm

FWIW, my volume knob is just fine; but I leave it at maximum and adjust volume by MIDI or some other external source.

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Re: Volume knob wobbly

Post by John Bowen » Mon May 27, 2013 10:40 am

We did investigate this...I also noticed some were more wobbly...the potentiometer being used for Master Volume is a high grade ALPS part, and so it's not in the pot itself, and when I checked the pot's shaft, it seemed stable enough. The best I could tell is that it might have been improved if we could have a taller shaft on the part, so as to give the rubber knob more 'shaft real estate', but this wasn't possible.

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Re: Volume knob wobbly

Post by scope4live » Mon May 27, 2013 12:38 pm

The upside to any of these inconveniences is not once do we hear users unhappy with this FAT Bastards sound quality.
Well on forums there are those who never really played one that have opinions which are eaisly beaten into the ground by a demo using Solaris as a Lead or Polyphonic.

I simply ask the cackling Hen to reproduce a demo using their favorite Windows/Mac or hardware synth, their lack of a reply shows their ears are still functioning, however there's an alterior motive, or brain deficiency.

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Patate le mgae
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Re: Volume knob wobbly

Post by Patate le mgae » Mon May 27, 2013 11:21 pm

Mine is also a little bit wobbly, but i hadn't noticed it before i read this post.

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Re: Volume knob wobbly

Post by jaykeel » Tue May 28, 2013 4:52 am

Isn't this the only "pot' on the Solaris? The others are just encoders.

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Re: Volume knob wobbly

Post by John Bowen » Tue May 28, 2013 7:17 am

That is correct, Jay.

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Re: Volume knob wobbly

Post by roginator » Sun Jul 27, 2014 2:42 am

same here …. volume pot is as you say wobbly .. BUT also VOLUME pot somehow send stepping clicks into audio ( not loud but you can hear that ) when you use it .. sounds like digital scanning!

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