View Full Version : Anyone have a gutshot of a Holy Grail Reverb?
10-01-2008, 05:41 PM
Or could you open yours up and shoot one?
I've got a friend who tried to hunt down a noise in his and he ended up disconnecting most of the wires and mucking it up pretty good. He asked me to take a look at it, but it would make it a lot easier if I could at least see the correct wiring from the board to the jacks/power...
Thanks in advance.
10-01-2008, 05:58 PM
these are from an earlier version; the newer ones are SMD components. not sure if the color coding/wiring is the same, hope that helps.
10-01-2008, 07:57 PM
That's perfect my man. Thanks so much!
10-02-2008, 12:20 AM
I've got a friend who tried to hunt down a noise in his that's a futile quest. i had a holy grail for about 2 days before it went back to the store. it was so noisy that it was unbearable. it was like listening to the ocean along with reverb. :jo
that said, the reverbs were absolutely stunning. but it needed a dedicated noise gate to be usable! :nono
Hope your friend can manage to get his back together!
10-02-2008, 12:26 AM
Hmm. The HG+ is silent as can be.
10-02-2008, 12:47 AM
try every one the store has, and buy the quiet one
Great Reverb! Definitely great reverb. I'd also heard they were hit and miss.......but i wasn't about to sit in GuitarMart and play through a dozen HG's til i found a quiet one. When i brought it back they asked "too noisy?" and i said "how'd ya know?"
I'll have to check into the HG+.
I've been looking for a great reverb and have been about thisclose to pulling the trigger on an old fender reverb tank a number of times.....but would prefer something that "carries itself" while attached to my pedalboard.....
10-02-2008, 08:52 AM
So I wired it back up according to the photos above and there's still this hum in the background- it gets louder and louder as you turn up the verb knob. slight difference in the loudness of the hum in the different modes, but still there, still really annoying.
The only difference with the one I'm looking at and TweedBassman's is that there is no resistor btwn the white wire and the board (I assume that's input to the circuit from the footswitch?) as there is in the pic. This one is the SMD version, so it's pretty tough seeing a blown component. At some point you wonder how much bench time you're going to put in to a $75 verb pedal!
10-02-2008, 09:07 AM
i think that resistor is a last minute add on by EHX. it's on the effect output. i'd wager they added it in the new SMD version that you have so no worries.
as for the hum, are you using the EHX power adapter? it's really picky about the correct PSU. other than that, yes they do get buggy sometimes.
10-02-2008, 10:20 AM
Yeah, it's the stock adapter. This friend of mine is a ridiculous guitarist, but he knows very little about gear! I suggested he look into replacements and suggested trying a few of these before buying another, also mentioned the new digitech RV-7 as a replacement... maybe a sole-mate if he's feeling spendy.
Thanks for all the help!
10-02-2008, 10:46 AM
no problem, good luck in the verb search.
BTW, if you like spring verb, the solemate is amazing.
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