ok... WHY WONT THIS WORK. Every mic cord I have (about 6, all different brands) do not work on effects pedals. These are either 1/4" cords or cords with 1/4" adapters and they fit perfectly... just like a normal instrument cable, but no sound comes through. NOTHING. We really want to run the sax and vocals through some stomp boxes but it just wont work. The only cord that has seemed to work was one from a really crappy radio shack mic that could not be removed from the mic... thanks in advance for any advice.