Mod/Pitch Wheel Defect

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Re: Mod/Pitch Wheel Defect

Postby jblongz » 12:01, 30 July 2016

I am randomly having this problem again after replacing the mod wheel. Not sure what is causing it.
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Re: Mod/Pitch Wheel Defect

Postby Firebass » 04:06, 2 August 2016

I'm starting to think it is a problem with the wire terminals in the unit. The wire is constantly being torqued on while bending or mod... It seemed to me the wire was very tight. Almost like it was pulling on the connection. Maybe a little rubber adhesive at the wire terminal base would help reduce or stop a intermittent connection. Take a look at the white wire and you'll see what I'm talking about.
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Re: Mod/Pitch Wheel Defect

Postby jblongz » 15:53, 14 April 2017

So I gave up after two replacements. The FA series pitch wheel is not reliable for consistent use. The engineers overlooked something in design and it is sure to be a problem if you're an avid user of pitch-bending techniques. My Roland A-49 midi controller has over 5 years of extensive wheel usage and still performs well. The FA part did not last 6 months. Roland, I hope your team is paying attention. For this reason alone, my FA-06 is now retired.
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