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gdw3
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Mar 31st, 2012 12:59 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Had a gig last night, which included the debut of my recently re-vamped pedal board. Had it all hooked up, so when I got there, it only took me 15 minutes to set everything.

And then, silence.

Checked here and there, connections, turning amp on and off. Plug directly into amp -- sound! OK, now, connect. Nothing. This is further complicated by the fact that I have an effects loop, so I'm trying all those cables, etc. Zip. Go back to plugging direct. Nothing. Power off and on. Nothing. I'm thinking I have a blown fuse at this point, tho I can't imagine why. While looking around the back of the head, I bump the speaker cable -- Sound!

Nothing worse than intermittent cables. Ugh. I was upset enough that I took a break after a few songs to get myself together in the bathroom. All was good after that, and made a couple new fans. But, yeesh....

Icing on the cake, the footswitch for my brand new Egnater isn't working, so I had to ditch it. Arg.

On another weird note, for some reason, even when my volume pedal was all the way down, I was still hearing a bit of signal. But if I went direct from it, not using the fx loop, it worked fine. This is a mystery that will require further investigation.

My wife knows that one of my favorite sayings when something like this happens, or I'm complaining about carrying a lot of gear:
"Shoulda been a harmonica player."

Deacon Blues
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Mar 31st, 2012 01:12 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

There's a lot to be said for keeping your rig/set-up simple.

gdw3
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LA-la-land, CA

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Mar 31st, 2012 01:25 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yeah, yeah.... :)

Of course, in this case, woulda had the same problem. Probably woulda figured out faster, tho.

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Mar 31st, 2012 01:26 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"This is a mystery that will require further investigation."

Internal bypass or leakage in the amp?

gdw3
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LA-la-land, CA

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Mar 31st, 2012 03:36 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I hope it's not leakage. Wasn't doing it the day before. For once, I'm hoping it was user error and the fact that I was flustered with my other problems.

gmanNJ

Joisey

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Mar 31st, 2012 04:16 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

the other nite had a try out for a club during the open mic. My band came in and we set up. My amp did not work- it powered up but no sound. Bypassed stomp boxes and went direct, tried many cables even hand shorted them out with no guitar to see if I could get anything!- nope nada
had to use someone elses amp

took it home that night and the next day its working fine

need to get it into the shop to look for a short or loose cable. Its a solid state marshall so standard tube amp fixes dont apply

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