I did an outdoor gig on the weekend (Happy Canada Day!) at which the main pedal misbehaved a bit. The switch on the main pedal did not respond to long presses (transition) consistently, and occasionally ignored short presses (fills). I thought for a while that it was me/user error, but, with my partner singing a song, I watched while I stood on the pedal and I got a fill instead of a transition.
Here’s some background…
We’ve put about 50 3-set gigs on the device, and maybe 65 rehearsals, so it is well worn-in. And this show was outdoors in roughly 85 degree weather with about 95% humidity – damp enough that there was often a noticeable film on the metal cases of my pedals, so this may be an isolated, environment-related failure (I think it probably is).
My question: Is it worth it to try to clean and lubricate the switch? If so, how do I access it? I feel like if I can remove the tread to access the pedal, I should be able to hit it with contact cleaner and sort out the problem (if that’s the problem).
Next, how do I access the switch to replace it if necessary? Is there a replacement part available? And can I buy it from you? Or, better, do you offer a clean-and-replace service? Maybe you should (oh look! A new SKU!).
Any and all advice is encouraged!