TC Helicon VoiceLive3 Pedal Refurbishment

A lot of capable technology lives in this device.  However, if the musician can’t select a configuration because the big rotary selector knob broke off, then it’s e-waste.  Can the Unbrokenstring Crew bring this pedal back from the dumpster? Pedals live on the floor, and there is plenty of dust to attest to to the…

Peavey MX Combo Amp Rescued from a Bad Amp Tech

This combo amp had lived a hard life and had finally quit.  Grandpa wanted his grandson to get the amp fixed so that they could jam together again.  Could The Unbrokenstring Crew bring this unit back to life?  We begin with a quick tour of the rear panel.  The ground switch is a tip of…

Ibanez Compressor Pedal CP10 Repair

Mysteriously, this pedal just went mute while playing.  Can the Unbrokenstring Crew get it going again? I find this to be a unique design.  But I cannot help but think that the assumption was made that everyone uses their right foot to run the pedal.  Using your left foot is a little awkward.   Let’s…

Maxtone CB Wah Wah Pedal Repair

George had this wah pedal in his collection but realized one day that it didn’t work.  Could the Unbrokenstring Crew help? These pedals are common but there is very little literature available on them.  That won’t stop us!   On the bottom of the unit, we find this text.   And, we find this text. …

Ibanez / Stratus TS-9 Clone Pedal Repair

What do we have here? This pedal is completely custom inside and out.  Who made it?  And why does it not work?  Can the Unbrokenstring Crew decipher this jewel and get it working again? Matt received this as a gift after a live show, from an appreciative fan.  It has an honored place on his…

Sovtek Small Stone Pedal Refurb and Update

The modulation rate control on this wonderful Sovtek Small Stone phaser effect pedal had broken. While the unit is in the shop, could the Unbrokenstring Crew also add a 21st century DC pedal power jack to the unit? Like a message in a bottle, this pedal has the look and feel of a relic from…

Fender Twin Custom Foot Switch Repair

Matt complained that the reverb function of his amp was erratic when he used the factory foot switch.  Could the Unbrokenstring Crew look it over and find the rat? Let’s take a tour of the unit.  This one is in excellent shape.  Meet the ‘normal’ channel,’ on the left side. Effects channel is in the…

Big Muff Pi Pedal Refurb and Update

Matt owned this pedal FOREVER and needed to put it to work in the studio for a project.  But, the foot switch had disassembled itself years ago, and the audio jacks were worn out.  This pedal needed an update to the 21st century, adding compatibility with the distributed power in a pedal board.  Could the…

DigiTech Whammy Pedal Checkout

This pedal wouldn’t work regardless of how it was connected. He tried the supplied power supply and a pedal power unit in his pedal board, with no luck.  Could the Unbrokenstring Crew straighten out this mess? We put the pedal and the power unit (wall wart) on the bench and verified that nothing worked. Here…