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#1 David M. Aronson

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Posted 30 May 2016 - 10:32 PM

I have a Cinema Products motor that experiences some chatter when used with an analog BFD. both with the thumb wheel and the handset. It's likely a dirty pot, but does anyone have any tips or resources on cleaning or replacing it?


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#2 Mike Germond SOC

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Posted 31 May 2016 - 01:48 AM

I sent mine to Peter Hoare and he spent months sourcing replacement POTs and trying to fix it. He really tried everything. The end result was it's unrepairable. I gave up on it. Now I have Heden motors.


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#3 David M. Aronson

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Posted 31 May 2016 - 04:45 PM

Does Heden still make analog motors?


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Posted 31 May 2016 - 05:41 PM

Hi David 

Heden stopped repairing  Analogue motors at least  2 years ago .


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#5 David M. Aronson

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Posted 31 May 2016 - 06:28 PM

Does anyone still make and repair analog motors? Digital isn't really an option since this is used mostly with a g zoom for live work.


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#6 Mike Germond SOC

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Posted 31 May 2016 - 06:40 PM

That's a great question I'd also like to know the answer too. I know Peter Hoare can repair M-One but are they still manufactured? And I'm not 100% on this but I think he can repair Heden as well. Don't quote me. I use my G-Zoom with BFD same as David, so I'm sort of in the same boat.


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#7 David M. Aronson

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Posted 31 May 2016 - 10:42 PM

I was looking at the G-focus amp and the Stanton motors, but that's $1900 for the amp, motor, and adapter, which is about the cost of buying a mint analog motor.


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#8 Mike Germond SOC

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Posted 31 May 2016 - 10:44 PM

I did have Jim Bartell modify my BFD with a hi/lo switch so it can run Stanton motors. He made me a motor cable for it too. That's primarily what I use on Live now. Make use of what you got rather than buy redundant systems.


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#9 David M. Aronson

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Posted 31 May 2016 - 11:02 PM

How much did the mod and cable cost if you don't mind me asking?


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Posted 31 May 2016 - 11:07 PM

$100 for the hi/lo mod
$125 for the BFD to Stanton motor cable

Then of course the price of the motor.


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#11 David M. Aronson

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Posted 31 May 2016 - 11:36 PM

That's quite reasonable. I'll give Jim a call tomorrow.


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