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Did I fry my Cry Baby 105Q? Please help diagnose!

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by SoulGroove22, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. SoulGroove22


    Apr 4, 2012
    Hey low enders,

    I just purchased a Dunlop Cry Baby 105Q Bass Wah Pedal on ebay recently. It did not come with a power supply, so I thought Id try my Boss PSA 120 (9V DC @ 500mA output) on it. Here's what happened:

    First, I plugged in the PSA 120 to my Boss NS-2 power input and then daisy chained the power to the 105Q. It did not work, and no other pedals were in the power/signal chain. I got no signal through the 105Q.

    Next, I threw out the NS-2, and plugged the PSA 120 adapter directly into the 105Q. It worked great! But, I need to power my other pedals, so that solution isnt very effective.

    Finally, I took the 105Q into my local music store and asked for help. They hooked my 105Q up to the Dunlop-specific power adaptor (I believe it was the ECB-03; which is 9V DC @ 200mA output). It stopped working altogether.

    So, now I have a 105Q that does not work when using the ECB-03, or the PSA 120 directly or through the daisy chain. All that happens now is Ill get a speaker click when I plug in the PSA to the 105Q, but no signal passes through it. What might be the problem? Is there anything I can do?
  2. LSMFT6

    LSMFT6 We brake for nobody Supporting Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    I doubt that you fried it, both those power supplies should be fine. Sounds like the pedal was bad from the start.

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