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    I have a new VCI-100 black and one thing I hate is the faders (volume) they are stiff and would prefer them looser and smoother...Anyway to make them less stiff? Any real tips?
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    with use they become easier to move, its not gonna be like the X-fader.
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    kinda blows..
    no way to lube em or losen some screws to let them move more freely?
    Seems like an old Radio Shack dj line mixer from the 80's
    Last edited by claudek; 04-07-2009 at 03:22 PM.
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    LOL, crack open the vci and take a peek. Ill give it a shot on 2nd vci being that they are stiff has hell too and they stick, my SE is smooth as flippers bottom. Hehe
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    I had the same problem with kit. I tried using small amounts of silicon based lube and it made no difference, actually worsened the resistance. So I dusted off the old soldering iron and replaced them.

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    part #652-PTE60-151B-103B2

    just simple 10k 60mm sliders that fit perfectly into the VCI's existing hardware. took no longer than an hour. these faders are much smoother and much more playable than the stock hardware.

    There is also plenty of helpful information about replacing sliders in other threads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sm00sh View Post
    I had the same problem with kit. I tried using small amounts of silicon based lube and it made no difference, actually worsened the resistance. So I dusted off the old soldering iron and replaced them.

    www.mouser.com

    part #652-PTE60-151B-103B2

    just simple 10k 60mm sliders that fit perfectly into the VCI's existing hardware. took no longer than an hour. these faders are much smoother and much more playable than the stock hardware.

    There is also plenty of helpful information about replacing sliders in other threads.
    Thanks..
    maybe I do this ..I am sure the VCM-400 will be smoother. I am no soldering pro, but sure I can do it How do I get to them? Take off the cover...? Any tutorial on here? I'd love to have A&H faders..those are butter smooth.
    Last edited by claudek; 04-07-2009 at 05:30 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by claudek View Post
    Thanks..
    maybe I do this ..I am sure the VCM-400 will be smoother.
    I do believe the faders will be smoother, but they forgot to put a crossfader on the vcm-400.
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    I just bought a Bitstream 3x for peanuts off Ebay and it looked like it had been dunked in beer + coke. All the pots were stiff as buggery and the faders were shot, all I did was spray some electrical contact cleaner in them and them are as good as new, might be worth a try before you break out the iron!

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    that controller looks sweet.I wonder why it was sold cheap? Maybe worth a try with the cleaner. thx.
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    NI Audio 8 Dj / Pioneer DJM-600
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