Plug in Backwards to pedals

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by walters, Apr 21, 2005.

  1. walters


    Apr 21, 2005
    1.) why my small stone EH pedal works when i plug it in backwards?

    2.) i plug my guitar in the output jack and the input jack goes to my amp
    and the pedal works can you tell me why in tech. terms why
    it works?

    3.) Does anyone know why it works in backwards?
  2. Heckxx


    Nov 2, 2004
    Libertyville, IL
    THis happened to me on accident with my Phase 90. PRobably because its true bypass, the signal will still go through when its not engaged. However on the PHase 90 it just muted my signal when it was on, and it took me the longest time to figure out what was wrong...
  3. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    I assume it's a recently built Small Stone pedal which is true bypass. That would explain it, when the unit is disengaged, the jacks are hardwired together and will work in either direction. Does the signal still pass through if the unit is on?
  4. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    If you plug a Bass Cry Baby backwards, it farts.Really.
  5. TaySte_2000


    Jun 23, 2001
    Manchester, UK
    Endorsing Artist: Mojohand, Subdecay, Overwater, Matamp
    Really? Does this damage anything like your amp or something cos I may try this you know bit of filter, delay and fuzz could be very interesting hehe
  6. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    I don't think it could damage anything. It just goes "pruiwt pruiwt" when you press the pedal.