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Guyatone BR-2 no wah

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by JuanBass0012, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. JuanBass0012

    JuanBass0012

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    I have a Guyatone Br2 and it has a Guyatone powersupy. I plug it in and the red light works and its sounds fine when it is in bypass . When I activate it I hear nothing but a low volumed bass. Someone help please
  2. JamesHommersen

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    What bass, pickups, and amp are you using?
  3. willbassyeah

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    You run compression b4 the be?
  4. JuanBass0012

    JuanBass0012

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    I'm using an Ibanez Gsr200 with an acoustic bass amp
  5. fleizenkruz

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    definitely something's broken, better have it checked
  6. bassgod0dmw

    bassgod0dmw Supporting Member

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    Does it do anything different if you hit your strings really hard?

    I find mine to do similar things when I play very weak, but if I play aggressively it works fine.
  7. FilterFunk

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    Yep. Guyatone filters tend to need a strong signal to trigger them.
  8. JamesHommersen

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    Try running a compressor before. As mentioned above they need a strong signal to work properly.
  9. tracer03

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    +1 to this. I run a Passive Jazz with Dimarzio Ultra Jazz pups through a SansAmp ParaDriver/Pork Loin for a good amount of gristle, and I've found that the signal still needs to be pretty hot to get a good 'quack' out of it.

    Part of the reason it's going up for sale, soon to be replaced by a Xerograph Deluxe..:smug:
  10. vegas532

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    Sad to say it, but your best bet is to unload the BR-2 and get the MXR Bass Envelope Filter. :smug:
  11. JuanBass0012

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    I guess I'll put my MXR bass envelope filter in the chain. My br2 has no sound with the battery or power supply it just lights up
  12. JuanBass0012

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    it just sounds REALLY bassy i can barley hear a wah
  13. Drop-D

    Drop-D Supporting Member

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    I have found that it always works best with passive instruments. Whenever I used anything active I had the same problem.
  14. JamesHommersen

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    The BR-2 works fine with both of my actives and even my acoustic :p
  15. JuanBass0012

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    I'll have someone take a look at it
  16. Musicman1901

    Musicman1901 Supporting Member

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    I bought a Br-2 and had all kinds of problems with it. Volume loss, Low end loss, etc. I ended up buying a 120$ booster pedal to run before it just so I could use it. Works in my setup now but i'm thinking maybe I should have just bought the MXR bass envelope filter from the start haha
  17. JuanBass0012

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    Yeah I have one but I use it for other things but I'm going to add it to my effect chain In place of the br2

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