Wiard 1200 Series Info

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Post by 21hertz » Tue Jul 07, 2015 2:47 pm

Thanks for all the info!

I'm waiting for a Boogie, probably gonna arrive tomorrow.
The seller says it has gotten a "bad/wobbly" frequency knob so I got it very cheap. I hope I might be able to fix it. I usually use CV input to control it anyways. Also I should be able to connect to my Liivatera with Offset to get around the problem...

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Post by slow_riot » Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:02 am

You may find that you need to replace the pot, it seems like there was a bad batch of pots used on these modules and several users have experienced errors of this nature. If you get erratic changes in filter cutoff this is why. Luckily it's a simple procedure for a skilled technician to carry out. (This is assuming you are talking about the 1200 Boogie).

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Post by 21hertz » Sun Jul 26, 2015 10:38 am

slow_riot wrote:You may find that you need to replace the pot, it seems like there was a bad batch of pots used on these modules and several users have experienced errors of this nature. If you get erratic changes in filter cutoff this is why. Luckily it's a simple procedure for a skilled technician to carry out. (This is assuming you are talking about the 1200 Boogie).
I am talking about the Malekko Wiard Boogie Filter. The module works, but the Frequency knob is indeed physically wobbly.

I only have basic soldering skills. What can be done to fix it? I guess it requires a new knob. I just mailed Malekko to see if it is possible to fix myself somehow.

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Post by slow_riot » Sun Jul 26, 2015 10:49 am

Yes you need to speak with Malekko who built the module.

The problem I was referring to was with the 1200 modules only.

Although replacement of a pot is not the most advanced repair work that can be done, your module is built with lead free solder and rework is trickier as the temperature needed to melt the solder can be twice as high as leaded. This means you may need a better iron and need to use careful soldering techniques not to damage the board.

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Post by 21hertz » Thu Jul 30, 2015 3:14 pm

It is the same issue I guess. Erratic behavior of the pot. Works fine when using CV.

I just got an answer from Malekko. I will probably send it in to be repaired. Malekko are US-based so it will take time I guess.

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