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Signal Chain-No Signal

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Shedrick Nellon, May 19, 2018.


  1. Shedrick Nellon

    Shedrick Nellon

    May 19, 2018
    Hi everyone. I have a new pedal board setup, & I think everything is hooked up properly but no signal. The setup is as follows:
    Preamp
    to
    Detuner
    to
    Envelope Filter
    to
    Compressor
    to
    EQ
    to
    Sonic Maximizer
    to
    Looper
    to
    Amp
    All the pedals work individually, but when chained I get nothing. Thoughts??
     
  2. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    Can't help you, but get ready for the deluge of "ditch the sonic maximizer" posts that are incoming.
     
  3. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    Work backwards from your amp; with it on, plug in a cable(only), touch the bare plug. Getting 60 cycle hum/ buzzing? Good. Then plug the bare end into the looper output, and then a cable into the input(with bare end). Touch that, get noise, good, and then repeat that over and over with all the pedals until you reach the beginning of your pedal chain. If there are any of your boxes with level controls, turn those up(you can get back to unity gain later after you’ve done your troubleshooting). Are all your connector cables absolutely working? All of your pedals powered correctly? One indispensable tool to have is a cable tester, usually not much bigger than a stomp box, which will accommodate a variety of plugs/connectors, and give you continuity/short status. During the insanity of failing gear at a gig, while it may not fix the situation, it can help calm frazzled nerves a bit in that you know what’s going on with your lines. Are you using the amp’s effects loop in any capacity, or is it a straight path from bass, thru pedals, to front end of amp?
     
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