FAQs

QUESTIONS
  1. One of my most frequently asked questions is: "In what order should the pedals be chained?"
    Technically speaking, the pedals can be in any order. The order that provides you with the tone and effect that you like is always the correct order.

  2. Can the pedals work with solid state amps as well as tube amps?
    Yes, the pedals work with any type of amplifier. They only require a " unbalanced High Z input or an impedance matching transformer.

  3. What type of microphones will work with the pedals?
    The pedals work with any type of microphone: crystal, CM, CR, dynamic, ceramic, wireless, and any other type. But remember that the pedals are designed for a High Z input, just like a guitar amp, and if you use a Low Z microphone, like a SM58, you will need a low to high impedance matching transformer.

  4. Is the bypass a true bypass?
    Yes, it is. When the pedal is in bypass, there are no electronic components in the audio path.

  5. Does the battery run down when using a power adapter?
    No, when the power adapter is plugged into the pedal, the battery is switched OFF automatically.

  6. What 9V DC power adapters work?
    The Boss PSA, Boss ACA, DOD PS-200R, Morley 9V, Danelectro DA-1, Dunlop ECB-03, Ibanez AC109, and Zoom AD-0006 all work. Use power adapters designed for effect pedals that are regulated, other non-regulated power adapters can cause a hum.

CONSIDERATIONS
  1. The pedal is using battery life whenever a cable is plugged into the "IN" jack and a power adapter is not being used.

  2. The LED light is a bypass indicator, when the LED is OFF the pedal is in bypass. It is not a power ON/OFF indicator.

  3. All pedals are designed for a microphone level input, meaning that if the signal is amplified before hitting the pedal, the effect will react differently. For instance, if the mic level is amplified prior to the delay pedal, the amount of repeats will increase. On the Break and Attack pedals, the distortion will increase beyond normal range, and solid state distortion can occur.

  4. When setting up your pedal chain, set the VOLUME controls so that there is little or no increase in volume between the bypass and "effect on" operating states. A small amount of volume increase is acceptable for solos.

  5. Always use the correct power adapter. A power adapter in excess of 18 volts DC or one that provides an AC output will definitely destroy components inside the pedal.

  6. When you receive your new pedal, spend time working with it by itself until you are very familiar with it before installing it into a chain with other effects.

  7. When a pedal has both a DRIVE and a VOLUME control, set the DRIVE to the distortion level that you desire, and then turn down the VOLUME control so that you have little or no increase in volume when the pedal is taken in and out of bypass.

TROUBLESHOOTING
  1. Feedback If you have an increase in amplifier feedback, reduce the VOLUME level on the last pedal in your chain. If you are using a guitar amp, I recommend the VOLUME on the last pedal to be reduced way down, and then increase the volume control on your amp.

  2. Delay squeals This problem occurs when the battery voltage is low; install a new battery.

  3. No audio or LED does not light Verify that the cables are plugged in all the way; the jacks are very tight, so push firmly. Cables with " stereo (TRS) connectors will not work; they must be " mono (TS) connectors.

  4. Audio only in bypass Verify that the microphone is plugged into the "IN" jack and the "OUT" goes to the amplifier.

  5. Pedal has a hum This can be caused by insufficiently-filtered power adapters; use only recommended power adapters.



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