Wknd DIY: Took apart my always crackly Peavey Audition Chorus (mfr'd in Meridian MS!)........
Paul (Moderators; 69239)
Posted on: 02-09-2019 09:44.
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...on its saturated channel, it always had a nasty crackle on the post (master) pot, and would only move from too quiet to WAY too loud at even the lowest gain settings. Just a boring clean channel with no real life, so I rarely used the thing at all.
So in the process of packing up, I found my little can of Radio Shack cleaner/lubricant, squirted each pot and the inputs a couple times and good lord does this thing sound amazing, all the issues gone.
Twin 6" speakers, it's really like a tiny little JC120 with a fantastically broad distortion range, from mild mild grit to full on 80s RAT pedal. Sucks that it only has one pot that controls rate/depth, but at its midway point, the chorus sounds like a slightly thinner version of the Roland.
Can't believe I didn't do this til now. /facepalm
“Don’t overplay. Don’t overplay. Less is more. It will always be: less is more. Nobody is ever going to remember all those fancy solos - even the guys that play them, most of them won’t remember - so play some licks that people can walk away humming, that people can identify with." --Steve Cropper
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