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Intermediate Member
Username: sjhoffma

Post Number: 159
Registered: 5-2008
Posted on Saturday, September 04, 2010 - 3:09 pm:   Edit Post

Not a happy day my friends. My long time friend/ bass player borrowed my eden WT 330 head and 1x12 cab for an audition he had last week. Kept it in his trunk, along with an industrial sized jug of laundry detergent. Needless to say, the heat caused said bottle to explode, flooding his trunk several inches, literally submerging my head up to the controls. The cab is soaked as well, but the head is completely corroded. Sending it out to Eden tomorrow, which will just end up in more bad news. I don't think the thing can be salvaged in the slightest.
Senior Member
Username: richbass939

Post Number: 1111
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Saturday, September 04, 2010 - 4:16 pm:   Edit Post

Wow. Sorry to hear that. Don't know what to say. Hang in there.
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 9578
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, September 04, 2010 - 5:05 pm:   Edit Post

Will your friend be able to cover the expenses?
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 4555
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Saturday, September 04, 2010 - 5:15 pm:   Edit Post

Bummer Sam. Hope your friend takes responsibility. This is NOT the way to obtain a clean tone!

Bill, tgo
Advanced Member
Username: jbybj

Post Number: 309
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Sunday, September 05, 2010 - 12:10 am:   Edit Post

A bummer, but what you lost are mass produced, easily replaceable items. Not like a custom bass or a really old instrument with some mojo. Who knows, you may end up with a different rig you like even better! Could be a blessing in disguise.
Senior Member
Username: glocke

Post Number: 753
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Sunday, September 05, 2010 - 5:55 am:   Edit Post

Hopefully your friend will come through with replacing your amp.

This is why I dislike loaning any of my stuff out, I was burned once badly. I loaned an expensive piece of equipment to a person who was a good friend at the time, and it came back in pieces. He must have dropped it or something. The guy refused to make good on it, and I was out several hundreds of dollars.
Intermediate Member
Username: poor_nigel

Post Number: 105
Registered: 11-2009
Posted on Sunday, September 05, 2010 - 10:28 am:   Edit Post

"Sending it out to Eden tomorrow"

David Eden sold the company to a music comglomerate, who outsources everything now. To send this to Eden, is to pick a repair shop from a list, and hope they have the schematics for it. When two of my units went down, within a week of the other, I sent mine to a place in NJ, who said they might not be able to fix the WT 1250, as Eden does not even have the schematics for it. I lucked out, and it was just a problem in the power supply and they fixed it. If any real trouble shooting was necessary, I would have had to trash it. WT 300's are pretty old, but at the price hourly charges of repair shops these daze, it would probably be cheaper to replace the head. Used WT 300's on eBay go pretty cheap - Just a thought, and eBay is always a gamble . . .

When David Eden owned the company, he built a very good reputation for qaulity and service. That is gone. Now I look at my Eden stuff as if they break down, I may have to replace them with other products I can put more trust in. I hope you come out of this situation without loss, as the only thing you did was to do a friend a favor.
Senior Member
Username: bigredbass

Post Number: 1494
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Sunday, September 05, 2010 - 4:43 pm:   Edit Post

I'd certainly agree with P Nigel, it's a waste to send it back to Eden. USMusicorp (the umbrella that owned the post-Nordschow Eden) recently sold out to another conglomerate. Since you're in New England, I'd certainly think there's some great repair facilities in the NYC/Boston corridor, and I'd try one of them. Or, you could work from the list of repair stations in Eden's website in that end of the country. I wouldn't ship mine back to Eden under any circumstances. I prefer standalone repair shops: They have to make their money with repairs, so they usually get it right most of the time.

If I thought I could make it work with my insurance guy, I'd PAY somebody to drive my Metro around with their jug of Tide . . .

J o e y
Intermediate Member
Username: xlrogue6

Post Number: 172
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Tuesday, September 07, 2010 - 9:05 am:   Edit Post

I have to say, that's really the WRONG way to go about cleaning up your sound.
Intermediate Member
Username: wideload

Post Number: 155
Registered: 6-2003
Posted on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - 5:25 pm:   Edit Post

Maybe you could get a gig with Don Ho (Tiny Bubbles)!
Intermediate Member
Username: xlrogue6

Post Number: 174
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 10:36 am:   Edit Post

I dunno, I think with that much soap you'd probably get really big bubbles. Maybe a gig with Giant Mutant Don Ho, or a role in the forthcoming movie, "Godzilla Vs. Don Ho"?
Advanced Member
Username: benson_murrensun

Post Number: 328
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 1:35 pm:   Edit Post

'Scuse me whilst I try to hijack this thread. As the owner of an Eden WT400+ head I was wondering if it was made during the tenure of David Nordschow or if it is suspect of some type of inferiority. BTW: I LOVE that amp and have never had a problem with it.

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