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HELP!! NO SOUND!!

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Psychotic_Hell, Sep 6, 2008.


  1. To all those signal gurus out there,

    I recently got myself a pedal board cos i was really annoyed with all the mess from the cables and i have no idea how to put them in a chain.

    So i have set it up like this-

    1st) Ernie Ball Volume Pedal (with tuner output going to a tuner)
    2nd) Ibanez Tube-Screamer
    3rd) Behringer Bass Chorus
    4th) Zoom b2.1u
    5th) Digitech Bass Overdrive/distortion
    6th) Electro Harmonix Holy Grail reverb pedal.


    My Signal keeps on dropping out when i turn on and off my reverb pedal.


    So finally my question is, is it
    1) The arrangement of pedals
    2) The Holy Grail pedal itself, or
    3) Some kind of tiny monster who lives in my rig that constantly makes my equipment die.
     
  2. rratajski

    rratajski Commercial User

    Jul 1, 2008
    Mount Laurel, NJ
    Builder for FUZZROCIOUS PEDALS
    Does your HG work on its own if you only plug your bass into that effect, then out to your head?
     
  3. Indeed it does. I just tried it then.

    Could it be the cables?
     
  4. bongomania

    bongomania Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Cables are always a prime suspect, but if your signal passes through no problem when the reverb is switched off, then a cable is not as likely to be the culprit. When you power the reverb on the board do you use a different power source or different power cable than you used when you tested the reverb by itself?

    Also, what is the polarity of the DC jack on the reverb?
     
  5. dubsymmetry

    dubsymmetry

    Mar 13, 2008
    also, if the hg is true bypass you will get sound if you plug jacks wrong (input where the output should be), but nothing when you turn it on.
     

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