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#1 2012-10-12 20:34:41

LordCody
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1 2 3 Midrange switch on a VT-22

The midrange EQ switch above the midrange EQ knob is no longer working. I'm thinking it's just the switch. I assume I could just change the switch but I'm having a hard time figuring out what switch to get. Anyone else had this problem or think they could help?

Thanks,
Cody

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#2 2012-10-13 01:20:50

hangman
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Re: 1 2 3 Midrange switch on a VT-22

I would try cleaning the switch first.  you may have to actually disassemble the switch and clean the contacts (use big bath or other non-residue leaving contact cleaner)  if you just spray the contact cleaner in the switch, it will help,  but if you actually spray the contacts and clean them with a qtip  they will be good as new. 

when the switch comes apart,  there are two little springed contacts inside,  so be careful.   you should adjust these while they are out to ensure that they are making good contact. 

Finding replacement switches is becoming more and more difficult.  i encourage you to try this first as it may actually be easier than finding a switch.

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#3 2012-10-13 15:39:47

LordCody
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Re: 1 2 3 Midrange switch on a VT-22

Thank you very much for your help. I'll give that a try tonight.

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#4 2012-10-13 23:53:38

hangman
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Re: 1 2 3 Midrange switch on a VT-22

there was a point where antique electronic supply two kinds of old rocker switches,  one was able to buy one of each, disassemble them, and reassemble them using parts from each other,  in that way you could take two switches that didn't work and make one that did.  I meant to buy a bunch as to have some on hand,  but delayed and now they're all gone.  bummer.

-steve

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#5 2012-10-24 01:03:00

rowell
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Re: 1 2 3 Midrange switch on a VT-22

Fliptops has NOS midrange switches in stock right now

I bought one as a backup for down the road...

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