Old GE-7 needs TLC

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Old GE-7 needs TLC

Post by SamXTherapy » Wed Aug 10, 2022 11:55 am

My ancient - 40 years old this month - GE-7 needs some love and attention. It sporadically refuses to switch on, either via battery or power supply, and it could do with the noise reduction mod, too. I haven't used it for a long time but I'm thinking about firing it up again if I can get it sorted out.

I know you can buy noise reduction kits but I don't know if they are any good and, in any case, I'm rubbish at soldering these days. I was never the best at it but now my eyesight is failing, I really don't trust myself on anything more complicated than a guitar cable.

It also needs a new spring for the pedal and some replacement slider caps.

Does anyone know of a reliable place I can send it to in the UK?
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Re: Old GE-7 needs TLC

Post by laurie » Wed Aug 10, 2022 4:34 pm

I could do it for you, but the postage to Canada and back is very expensive...

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Re: Old GE-7 needs TLC

Post by Pepe » Wed Aug 10, 2022 5:29 pm

Maybe our member nathanscribe (located in North England) is able to help. He is quite inactive here, but you can also find and contact him through Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/nerdysynthdude/

He does professional synth repairs and he repaired some effects units for me in the past.
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Re: Old GE-7 needs TLC

Post by SamXTherapy » Wed Aug 10, 2022 11:18 pm

Thanks for the replies, people. I'll see if there are any competent repairers nearby - Sheffield isn't far away - before I reach out further.
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Re: Old GE-7 needs TLC

Post by SamXTherapy » Thu Sep 01, 2022 6:42 pm

Found one on Facebook, based in Birmingham. Had a talk with him and I'll be sending the pedal for a once over.
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