Digitech Bass Synth Wah pedal: problem (pedal switches off by itself)
I have been reading these forums since months and found a lot of useful information. I finally decided to sign in, because I have a little problem and I can't find any solution elsewhere.
I have bought a Digitech Bass Synth Wah pedal and I have the following problem: once I turn the pedal on, it suddenly switches off by itself after some time. The red led blinks a couple of times then it turns off and the effect turns off as well. I can turn on the effect again, but it would eventually switch off by itself again after some time.
I am using a 5 meter cable from my bass to the jack in and come out with a cable to my effect chain using the Out 1 (normal dry). I am also powering the pedal with a Carl Martin Pro Power supply (9V DC with 150mA). I tried to change the cables, as well as the power supply cables but the problem persists. The footswitch and the spring work fine.
The pedal worked fine when I powered it with a battery, so I first thought it could be the external power supply, but this works perfectly fine with any other pedals (with exact same cables).
I have contacted Digitech support per mail and they suggested me to contact their distributor for service options. I have also googled this problem (both in talk bass forums and on the net) but didn't find anything related to a similar problem. I asked some friends and they all think the pedal is broken/defective.
Before I throw the pedal away and buy a new one, I would like to know if anyone who is using this pedal had the same issue. Am I doing anything wrong? Is there anything I can do to fix it?
Thanks a lot and sorry for the long post.