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I just bought T-Rex Reptile delay.
I put it in my amps seriel FX loop ( loop in -10db setting ).
I can't adjust input gain control to not to get the red LED flashing ( overdrive channel ).
Output level is at maximum.
If I adjust the input knob low enough ( no LED flashing ) there is significant volume drop when the delay is on.
No problem with the clean channel though.
I use SD JB/Jazz pickups.
Is this thing working properly?
06-05-2010, 02:24 AM
I used to own the reptile and I considered it to be really great sounding unit but try as I might I could not adjust the gain properly. Either it distorted the input signal or if I turned the trim pot down, there would an unacceptable drop in volume. Very frustrating. I didn't see the point of the 'level' pot on top of the pedal as it invariably had to be adjusted to 100%.
If you follow T-rex's guidelines they suggest adjusting the trim until you don't see the red light, in which case the pedal will take a lot of gain away from your signal.
After about eight months of scratching my head and thinking I must be missing something, (I also emailed T-rex for help several times - they never replied), I gave up and put the pedal on Ebay. :huh
I'm sure there must be people who have had success with this pedal... I personally can't offer you any advice on how to deal with the problem other than to say that I had the same experience as yourself.
thanks for help. Seems like no warranty issue then.
06-06-2010, 03:26 AM
I think it would be nice for T-rex to have replied to me about the issues that I had with the reptile but they didn't, which is a shame, apart from that they have a very good reputation as pedal-builders.
06-06-2010, 07:13 AM
Useful info here. I had been thinking about picking one up, as the sound clips were very nice. But I would be running OD into one. If it doesn't have the headroom to handle it, no point in getting it.
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