Re: [Build] CAPI BT50, 500 Series EQ (a la 550), Official Support Thread
« Reply #120 on: September 25, 2020, 01:06:45 PM »
Hi Jeff/All, I'm building a BT50 and all has been well so up until I just snapped a lead off one of the 6 deck grayhill switches. I'm having a bear of a time trying to find the correct replacement part to order, can anyone offer some guidance on how to narrow this down on mouser? Thank you in advance.


myers1st

Re: [Build] CAPI BT50, 500 Series EQ (a la 550), Official Support Thread
« Reply #121 on: September 25, 2020, 02:30:22 PM »
You can actually disassemble those grayhills... depending on which deck it’s on (hopefully away from the switch) you *might* be able to solder on a super fine like cat5 cable or cut resistor lead to extend it down to the PCB.  I know those pins are small so it might be tough.  It’s be a shame to have to replace that as they’re really expensive.  Also it’s next to impossible to find Grayhills right now, I think they have prioritized their production for medical equipment currently.

Anyway, I hope you sort it, the BT50s are freaking amazing, I rue the day I ditched 500 series and sold mine...

Re: [Build] CAPI BT50, 500 Series EQ (a la 550), Official Support Thread
« Reply #122 on: September 25, 2020, 03:01:23 PM »
Oh, interesting! luckily its on the last row away from the switch. I will give that a try and report back. Thank you!

Re: [Build] CAPI BT50, 500 Series EQ (a la 550), Official Support Thread
« Reply #123 on: September 25, 2020, 04:07:23 PM »
Well it seems like it's going to be OK! I chipped away some of the grey plastic around the broken off lead, exposed enough to get some solder onto, installed the switch, and passed through a bit of trimmed off lead, flowed some solder down there and it seems to be good. The same position produces continuity from my hacked lead to the pole as it did for the rest of the rows. Thank goodness!

Re: [Build] CAPI BT50, 500 Series EQ (a la 550), Official Support Thread
« Reply #124 on: September 25, 2020, 11:42:30 PM »
Another update, got it all assembled and it works like a charm! This thing sounds seriously good. Need to build another as soon as they come back in stock. Thanks all!

myers1st

Re: [Build] CAPI BT50, 500 Series EQ (a la 550), Official Support Thread
« Reply #125 on: September 26, 2020, 12:31:44 AM »
Ha, nice save, glad it works!