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Offline LowreyT1

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New Gibson G201
« on: February 02, 2019, 01:17:42 AM »
I finally got my G201 but no volume pedal the shipping ruined the top and vibrated some stuff in the amp out of place but if anyone knows what I should do to get it running and make sound leave a comment.

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Re: New Gibson G201
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2019, 01:19:06 AM »
Not really any local techs in my area and I might be returning it

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Re: New Gibson G201
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2019, 03:54:00 PM »
Gibson organs will only make sounds if you have a dedicated volume pedal or make a modification to bypass the pedal.  Details here: http://www.combo-organ.com/Gibson/gibson.htm#VolumePedal

Alan
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Re: New Gibson G201
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2019, 10:10:55 PM »
Thanks for the info I did see this but the guy had sent me some sort of farfisa pedal and said it fit  :-\ Do you have this modification to your gibson or know anyone who does.  I think I could solder it on but could use the extra help especially if someone has done it.

Here are some photos the amp might be broken but when plugged into the organ the little light does come on the switch also the repeat nob is very tight not really expecting it to work. https://imgur.com/a/sld9VW9

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Re: New Gibson G201
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2019, 08:01:16 AM »
A Farfisa pedal will not work unless either the pedal or the organ has been modified.  (My organ has not been modified, since I have a Gibson pedal.)  The link I posted has very specific, step-by-step instructions.  I'm not sure what "extra help" you would be looking for, but if you find that information insufficient, you probably ought to find someone near you who has some general electronics experience. (No "keyboard tech" required for something so simple.  Do you have a TV repair shop near you?)

But the photos make it look like the organ (and possibly the amp) suffered significant damage in shipping. It's quite possible the issues go far beyond the pedal problem -- and beyond what you can hope to fix yourself with a few suggestions from members of this forum. (Especially since you don't seem to have electronics experience.) If you can't find a local tech (or are unwilling to invest the money to pay one for what might be substantial work), you may want to consider your option of returning it.

Alan



1974 Rhodes Mark I Stage 73
1972 Rhodes Silver Sparkletop Piano Bass
1978 Hohner Clavinet D6
1968 Hohner Pianet N II
1966 Wurlitzer 140B
1967 Gibson G101 combo organ
1965 UK Vox Continental
1954 Hammond B2; Leslie 21H; Leslie 31H
1977 Fender Twin Reverb
Vox AC30CC2X amp
(SEE THE COLLECTION: https://vintagerockkeyboards.com/ )

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Re: New Gibson G201
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2019, 10:25:27 AM »
Alan,

What is a TV Repair Shop? 



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(When I was a kid, I loved TV repair shops, because they were a hive of activity.  But in 2019....)

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Re: New Gibson G201
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2019, 12:31:45 PM »
>>What is a TV Repair Shop?  >>

Believe it or not, there are several storefront TV repair shops not far from me.  The old guys with headband magnifiers and the tube testers are long gone, but these shops seem to survive by doing factory warranty work on modern TVs.  (I think that mostly means ordering new replacement boards, rather than doing actual troubleshooting or replacing individual components.)

In this post-Radio Shack age, when I have no idea where to buy electronic components without waiting three days for delivery, I have been known to walk into these shops and beg them to sell me a few caps I need for a keyboard repair.

Alan
1974 Rhodes Mark I Stage 73
1972 Rhodes Silver Sparkletop Piano Bass
1978 Hohner Clavinet D6
1968 Hohner Pianet N II
1966 Wurlitzer 140B
1967 Gibson G101 combo organ
1965 UK Vox Continental
1954 Hammond B2; Leslie 21H; Leslie 31H
1977 Fender Twin Reverb
Vox AC30CC2X amp
(SEE THE COLLECTION: https://vintagerockkeyboards.com/ )