Zoom G5n - Expression pedal cant be turned off

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Zoom G5n - Expression pedal cant be turned off

Post by ZoomG5n » Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:18 am

Hi guys,

According to the manual:

"Press the front end of the expression pedal down to turn the pedal on and off" but as you can see in my pic, there is a piece of rubber protecting the button to be pressed.
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Any ideas please?
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Re: Zoom G5n - Expression pedal cant be turned off

Post by Beatnick » Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:24 am

Have you tried calibrating it? I don't know how to do it on the G5n, but I'm sure it's in the manual somewhere. That would be the first thing I would try.
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Re: Zoom G5n - Expression pedal cant be turned off

Post by stubbsonic » Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:23 pm

They usually add some kind of material to make the button hard to press (so it won't click just from using your foot). The rubber requires you to put a bit of pressure to activate the switch.

If the pedal is stuck on, perhaps the switch is stuck. It might come unstuck with a little "rough" action. But maybe you are being too gentle?

Don't be super rough, I don't want to cause you to break your pedal if that's not what it is!!!
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Re: Zoom G5n - Expression pedal cant be turned off

Post by NucleusX » Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:22 pm

Can you confirm that the switch operates as normal if directly accessed by hand ?
stubbsonic wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:23 pm
The rubber requires you to put a bit of pressure to activate the switch.
I'll 2nd that.

I remember when i had my G5, I had to apply more pressure than i was comfortable with.
To counter it, try to adjust the height of the toe switch itself with some tinkering, or add
a few millimeters of extra thickness to the rubber pad, with what ? i'll leave that to you !
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