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Pitch Control Problems

I was at a gig last night and found that my pitch was extremely inconsistent. Today I turn it on and it seems to be working fine. I'm afraid I might encounter this problem again. Is there a reason why my pitch would jump form 33 to 45? It felt like I was holding down the 33 button and hitting the 45.

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  • DjSatuRn Saturn Jun 26, 2007

    They are only about a year old. I took it to a tech to check it out and he said it's the pitch. I'm getting the pitch replaced. Hopefully that fixes the problem. I was going to go through the warranty deal but I think it might take too long to get it back. I need it by thursday.

    Thanks,
    DjSatuRn
    www.djsaturn.com

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How old are your decks? common this problem,,,, sounds to me that you have a dodgy switch probably where you have been using the 45 to pitch up intermittently from 33 this isn't really an expensive fix, though if you have warranty use it! if you are going to attempt this your self parts are gonna cost about 15 bucks! but get a service manual and take the greatest of care heard a few horror stories which is why if you need an engineer to work it for you out side of the warranty you are probably looking at 70-80 bucks, i fix my mark 2's when i need to ,,,just be sure you have read up b4 you start! Kind Regards Junior J (Ministry of Sound) London

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