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True Bypass Pop with no instrument or power

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by russpurdy, Feb 21, 2014.


  1. russpurdy

    russpurdy

    Apr 16, 2013
    Hey team. Quick question. If I get a severe switch pop from a pedal (green ringer clone) with no instrument attached to it. I tried pulling the power and I still get a pop when clicking the switch. Does this mean I am hearing a faulty switch/mechanical noise?

    To clarify, the pedal is in my effects chain but I disconnected all power to it. I still get a loud pop when I cycle the switch from bypass to "on" (although in on mode there is no sound as the power is cut). Is it still possible this is a dc/voltage issue or mechanical switch noise/fault?

    Thanks!
     
  2. mrmills

    mrmills

    Jun 22, 2009
    Kent, UK
    Probably a tiny voltage made worse by the switch bounce.

    A pull down resistor on the input/output would help (if it doesn't already have them).
     
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