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Bare Concepts VFB-2 volume issue

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by bovine mind, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. bovine mind

    bovine mind

    Jun 17, 2008
    San Francisco
    the blend knob on my VFB-2 is acting strangely. when i turn it all the way to the right [ 100% ] it cuts the volume down to an almost inaudible signal.

    to boost my signal back i have a guyatone BL-2 with the volume knob maxed and a chrome morley power wah set to the toe down position as it functions as a huge volume boost with the fuzz and wah disengaged. both are in the loop of the barge. i can barely hear anything unless i have both pedals boosted this way. the more i turn the knob to the left, the more i hear my clean signal, to full volume when set completely counter clockwise.

    my pedalboard in order:

    stingray 4 [fresh battery ] >

    korg tuner
    input on the VFB-2
    SEND >

    ISP decimator
    guyatone BL2
    EHX bass micro synth
    boss PS5
    boss PS3
    boss ODB3
    watson superfuzz
    chrome morley PWF
    EHX small stone>


    output >

    akai headrush >

    powered by one spot. BMS, headrush, wah, bl-2 powered by separate adapters.

    rocktron hush rack unit [ set to allow plenty of signal through ]>
    svt classic > 810 + 215

    my pedals sound fine and loud one their own, but not with the VFB-2. going to email barge as well.

    can anyone shed some light?
  2. bovine mind

    bovine mind

    Jun 17, 2008
    San Francisco
    i just realized the VFB-2 can take 18v...i have an old dunlop adapter from when i gave the fulltone bassdrive a shot. would it make any difference?
  3. That's what my vfb-2 (and subsequent vb-jr) did, but only when I had nothing plugged into the send jack. I was splitting my signal ahead in the path, then tried to reunite them in the blender. The same thing you described happened.

    However, that is simply because I was not using it as intended.

    As for you..I don't know.
  4. bovine mind

    bovine mind

    Jun 17, 2008
    San Francisco
    yeah, i read your post, but yep, no applicable word here.
  5. TheMutt

    TheMutt Guest

    Apr 28, 2007
    I had a vfb-2, and now have a vb-jr. Never experienced that problem before. I'd suggest emailing Geoff and the Barge Concepts crew and see what they say.

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