How To Fix Guitar Pedals

Need to know how to fix guitar pedals? Fixing effects pedals for guitars is a common practice among guitarists. If the guitar is the backbone of the player, then the pedals are the arms and legs, assuming your extremities can create a distorted heavy metal or echo effect. There are several problems that could be present in your guitar's effects pedal, so let’s break down the main ones and how to fix them.

To fix guitar pedals, you will need:

  • A can of compressed air
  • A new nine-volt battery
  • A soldering iron
  • New wiring (the size depends on the guitar pedal)
  • Flat-head and Phillips screwdrivers
  • Scissors
  • Tongs
  1. Start by making sure the pedal is unplugged from the socket. This will make sure there is no risk of electrical shock when performing repairs.
  2. Take the screwdriver and undo the covering of the pedal. Make sure to put this screw in a safe place so that you won’t lose it!
  3. Now, use the can of compressed air. Spray out the insides of the pedal. This will get rid of any dirt or dust that is impeding your guitar pedal's performance.
  4. After you spray out the guitar pedal, check around for any frayed or worn wires. These could also be the source of the problem. If there are frayed wires, remove them using the scissors. Make sure to get all of the frayed wires because you don’t want to seal the guitar pedal up having missed something.
  5. Hold the new wires in place using the tongs and solder the wires to the connections that the old wires came off of. This should fix your damaged guitar pedal. Rock on, guys!
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