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  • I need a crap-load of help

    I own a digitech rp-7 and the switches are going bad, I have recently found out why they are called stomp boxes, it's because you have to stomp them to death for it to work. Anyways, I need some walkthrough advice for replacing the switches. Thank you in advance
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  • #2

    Why not just send it back to DigiTech and let them replace the switches? It would be less hassle and work on your part. I'm not sure what they'd charge you for it, but IMO, it would at least be worth it to look into it.



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    • Alexilaiho
      Alexilaiho commented
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      Because I'm proficient with soldering, and this model is discontinued

  • #3

    Short answer... get another one from ebay

    Long answer... You can change the switches to momentary switches, but you will need to figure out how to wire it up to the  PCB.  I dont think this is a common mod, and you wont have a lot of documentation on it.

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    • #4
      Personally I'd chuck the thing and get something a little more modern. From what I remember, the RP-3/5/7/10/12 etc are pretty sub-standard in comparison to modern day multis.
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      • Shine-ei
        Shine-ei commented
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        one must never "chuck" a pedal 

      • Alexilaiho
        Alexilaiho commented
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        I'm not going to chuck it because it sounds really good, but do they make a four contact pin switch like the ones on the big muff fuzz pedal

    • #5

      If there micro switches only spray clean them,i used deoxit for a digitech pedal.
      If its a true button stomp switch take a picture and solder the new one exactly the same,switches are on e-bay .