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What to do if pedals smells strange?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by CallMeBlind, Nov 2, 2006.


  1. CallMeBlind

    CallMeBlind

    Jul 19, 2003
    France
    I bought boss pedal from one guy, it's n good working condition, but it smells strange, I don't know what is sthis smell and i don't know what to do, I'm afraid to put it on the board, because all the other stuff will smell too :eek: So what will you recommend? Is there any way to kill that smell?
     
  2. It's probably cigarrete smell . Just leave it out to "air" the smell will eventually disappear
     
  3. The BurgerMeister

    The BurgerMeister musician.

    Apr 13, 2006
    Big Bear, CA
    that pedal has been places and seen things you and i probably don't want to think about for too long........

    besides letting it air out for a while.... i don't know. maybe take it apart a little and spray some compressed air into it?
     
  4. CallMeBlind

    CallMeBlind

    Jul 19, 2003
    France
    No, its not the cigarrete smell, because is too strong to be a cigarrete smell. Reminds me smell of medicines.
     
  5. The BurgerMeister

    The BurgerMeister musician.

    Apr 13, 2006
    Big Bear, CA

    hmmmm.....

    once, when i blew up a digitech pedal with the wrong power supply, i noticed a type of "medicine-like" smell. followed by a burning smell.

    but i've also noticed some pedals/electronics have a sort of medicine-smell to them....
     
  6. um, if it works, slam it on your board and play it.....the crowd cant smell it and it doesnt effect performance....

    play on
     
  7. bongomania

    bongomania Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    +1
    If the smell is strong and "acrid" (a sharp smell that makes you wrinkle your nose and squint your eyes, and maybe "burns" at the back of your throat and nose), I associate that smell with electronics burning up.
     
  8. ElMon

    ElMon Supporting Member

    May 30, 2004
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Put down the bong, put on some Allman Brothers and eat some orange slices and vitamin B and wait to come down. Just kidding.
     
  9. I don't think I have ever sniffed my pedals. Am im missing out on something I should know about??
     
  10. The BurgerMeister

    The BurgerMeister musician.

    Apr 13, 2006
    Big Bear, CA
    dude.

    i sniff pedals all the time. it's part of the selection process.




    seriously.
     
  11. I can't believe i've been missing out all this time!

    I just sniffed mine...

    The bass microsynth smells the best. Most the others smell pretty neutral. The worst is the DD-3 which is pretty skanky
     
  12. Jazz Ad

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    That's strange.
    Pedals should smell of feet and nothing else, otherwise they probably were used in a disturbed way.
     
  13. The BurgerMeister

    The BurgerMeister musician.

    Apr 13, 2006
    Big Bear, CA

    i'm tellin' ya, mang.... it's a crazy experience!

    take a deep whiff on that microsynth and tell me you don't feel a little.... better.

    :D
     
  14. bongomania

    bongomania Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Yeah, that's why I sniff bike seats.


    ..err... ummm....

    :bag:
     
  15. I do feel better after sniffing the microsynth!!

    Im not even going to try my bike seat...
     
  16. The BurgerMeister

    The BurgerMeister musician.

    Apr 13, 2006
    Big Bear, CA
    and shoes, right bongo? i seen 'im!!!

    admit it!
     
  17. The BurgerMeister

    The BurgerMeister musician.

    Apr 13, 2006
    Big Bear, CA
    i think that's an acquired taste. not nearly as immediately satisfying as effects pedals.


    unless you're bongo.
     
  18. bongomania

    bongomania Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Nah, but in reality I remember my stepfather telling me when he was a young teen, he and his buddies would sniff girls' bike seats. That's what I was thinking of when I posted.
     
  19. ElMon

    ElMon Supporting Member

    May 30, 2004
    Oklahoma City, OK
    there's hallucigenic glue in them there seats Broseph.
     
  20. The BurgerMeister

    The BurgerMeister musician.

    Apr 13, 2006
    Big Bear, CA

    ya, uhm.... sure....

    i didn't know you were also a master back-peddler, too!

    :)
     

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