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Godlyke PA-9 Noise

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by eshears, Apr 22, 2005.

  1. eshears


    Jul 30, 2001
    Spokane, WA
    I just got a Godlyke PA-9, and it seems to be introducing a lot of noise into my signal. Basically, whether I'm using my entire pedalboard or just a single pedal, as soon as I plug in the PA-9, I get a lot of staticy humming coming through my amp. If I power the pedals with their original power supply or batteries, I do not get this noise.

    Has anyone else experienced this problem? I just want to make sure I'm not doing something wrong before I return it.

  2. Sergio


    Apr 7, 2004
    Lafitte, LA
    I have had mine for almost a year now, and I haven't had any problems at all with it. And that's with it powering 5 pedals, and being plugged in for days at a time. Pretty cool how it doesn't heat up at all, even though it wil;l be plugged in for over a week! (Yes, I am wasting electricity! :D :meh: )
  3. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Mine is quiet. Have you contacted the manufacturer? Did they have any suggestions? It could be that you received a defective unit.

    You might also try it in a different outlet, and if that doesn't help, try it at a friend's house. Could be some bad wiring.
  4. eshears


    Jul 30, 2001
    Spokane, WA
    Yeah, I've tried different outlets in my house and at the club we played at last weekend...I always get the noise. I plan on e-mailing Godlyke soon to see what they say.

    As a side note, the place I bought it from (online) will not exchange it! They told me I have to send it back to Godlyke. What kind of store does not take exchanges on brand new, defective items they sell?
  5. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    I <3 my godlyke!
  6. Flea666


    Apr 21, 2005
    Lichfield, UK
    why not get a noise, gate or supressor, it takes out all back ground noise and most feedback
  7. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    A store that I wouldn't do business with again.
  8. PureRockRoll


    Apr 24, 2005
    i had the same problem with my PA-9, i returned it and just got a power adapter for my DL4 and digidelay, i figure i'll just get the TU-2 and use that to power my pedals
  9. haujobb


    Dec 16, 2004
    What store was it BTW?
  10. I bought a furman spb-8 and I have not had any issues with it. It's about $200 and I wish it were a little bit bigger. It's got plenty of connections and features, just not enough realestate on the board. I'm thinking I need 2.

    Sorry to hear about the store issues. That's always a bummer. I would like to know what store it was as well.
  11. eshears


    Jul 30, 2001
    Spokane, WA
    A noise gate is a good idea, but I don't think that I should have to buy additional equipment in order to workaround a problem with a defective item. The defective item needs to be replaced first.

    I don't normally enjoy bashing retailers in online forums....oh, who am I kidding...I love it! The store in question is: guitareffectspedals.com
  12. eshears


    Jul 30, 2001
    Spokane, WA
    Well, the customer service at Godlyke is fantastic! They responded quickly to my e-mails, and after just a couple of e-mails back-and-forth, they told me to send it in to be replaced. I hope this next one is dead quiet!
  13. HawkBoyXVI

    HawkBoyXVI Hairbrained Schemer

    Oct 25, 2004
    Lawton, OK
    Speaking of noise gates, what's a good one? I live in a city where pretty much all house/building wiring is bad. I've looked at a few, but a noise gate isn't like a normal "listen and buy" accessory.

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