Have you tried undoing the VCA fader mod? Or have a link to the mod?
As far as my memory goes, no mod is necessary. With nothing connected to the VCA fader, it shouldn't do anything. But I don't have schematics handy, so my memory might be trying to fool me.
The channels are unmodded. These ones definitely do not just work with the fader disconnected. If you think of anything it would be appreciated.
Looking at it again... I guess the shorting of the connector could be from the fader pins across the board to the vca control pins and not to each other. I really need to find the channel schematic for the AVE. I have not located one yet.
Insanity Music Technology, owner
Delaware Film Company, engineer