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    Well that was fun

    Finally killed one. So far Behringer has been great with communication on the warranty repair. Hope it stays this way. Loaded into a venue last weekend and my poor little thing just wouldn't fire up. Its a pre–fall 2012 model with the kidney bean faders so maybe I can keep my fingers crossed and just get a replacement.

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    Hi Todd,

    I guess "congratulations" would not be appropriate . But I am curious as to what you had for plan B.

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    What are the Kidney bean faders? Picture anyone?
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    Better question. You said you were loading in, I am assuming for a show, what did you do for a mixer and processing?

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    Called a buddy that has another one and loaded my show. No biggie. The "kidney bean" faders are the original ones... The newer ones amd from what I hear, the ones that don't throw belts have squareish fader caps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Lewis View Post
    Called a buddy that has another one and loaded my show. No biggie. The "kidney bean" faders are the original ones... The newer ones amd from what I hear, the ones that don't throw belts have squareish fader caps.
    "Don't throw belts".. Can you clarify?

    My "new" one I got 5 days ago has the kidney bean faders. Behringer assured me that while it was a trade show demo it was current build, factory fresh ect. ad nausea. Now I'm thinking WTF?

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    From what I understand (and I very well could be wrong) the kidney bean faders were one kind of design, while the square capped faders were an updated design... I've had mine for almost a year now. All of the ones I'm seeing now that buddies are buying have the square caps. I heard that the new ones don't throw belts. When I say throw belts I mean that the fader is belt driven. During a show I changed pages and reached for a fader too quickly which K ock ed the belt off. The fader still knows where it is, but the motor is unable to move it. You'll hear the motor spin, but no movement. Mine was an output fader (#8) so not really a huge deal as I use it for my tap delay return. If you don't touch that fader while on another page it won't send any information to the church to update its position. Very important for when doing graphs on faders or changing to mix out pages.

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    So in theory while one could open the desk to rehook the belt onto the fader's drive capstan to get the fader back online, doing so would void the warranty. Choice of "get through the show" or having a warranty.

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    Yes. It will work fine though as long as you keep the limitations and quirks that go along with it in mind...

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