1-Spot adapter & pops when pedals are engaged

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  1. rotren

    rotren Member

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    I have 7 or so pedals hooked up to a, by now, old 1-Spot adapter. It's been working great, but lately I have noticed that sometimes there is a pop when I switch between pedals. It doesn't happen all the time, just now and then.

    Do you think I'm overpowering the unit or perhaps I wore it out?

    I know I will need to sit down and trouble shoot in more detail, by taking out pedals and checking patch cables and such, but still I thought I would see if anyone else has experienced something like this.
     
  2. giggedy

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    Try clicking the pedals off and on a few times and see if it goes away.
     
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    That makes the pop go away for a while. So what's the conclusion?
     
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    Maybe I should get one of those Voodoo Labs Pedal Power thingamajjigs instead. Would fit under my Pedaltrain 2.
     
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    if those pedals are true bypass, then that is the source of your pop. . . most likely.
     
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    Some of them are true bypass, some have a buffer. I have a mixture happening on my pedalboard.

    Why do true bypass pedals pop with the 1-Spot?
     
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    true bypass pedals sometimes pop regardless of power supply. something about something electrical building up that needs to discharge. how's that for technical? if your non tbp pedals. . . like yer chicken salad . . . are popping. . . then you should check all of your connections. all of 'em. also. . . do you have any one spot 'spots' that are 'open' or unused? make sure they are not touching metal or something conductive.

    that's all i've got, probably. . .
     
  9. Hugo Da Rosa

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    I don't have the answer to your problem, but just some food for thought...

    I used to get a pop when I engaged one of the sides on my Z. Vex Super Duper 2 in 1 (running them into a BBE Supa Charger power supply). The Z Vex used to sit at the very beginning of my chain but after I got a new pedal and reordered it to sit somewhere in the middle, the pop went away. So try reordering your chain and see if that would solve anything, even if the pedal isn't supposed to go in that order. At least you'll know it could be the pedal itself.
     
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    I got these pops too with my new one spot daisy chain.
    I'm glad you brought this comment, I tought I was alone...

    It's a lot of fun to hear a loud POP when engaging expensive pedals, no?

    :confused:

    I'm thinking some power supply such as the T-REX.
     
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    ok... I Killed my pop.

    i had this problem for a while, then i realized that i had pedals (2 in particular... a dd6 and a loop-master box) that made "pop's" when they were touching the metal binding of my board. i rearranged and moved everything in by an inch... no pops
     
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    I figured out the problem. These dang solderless George L cables! Turns out one of them was screwed up (happens waaay too often). I replaced it with a soldered cable and problem gone... ;)
     
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    I will check in that direction...

    Thanks
     
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    Yep. I'm in the process (or have been for a long while....cables are expensive!) of changing out all my George L's. I understand that they are great, and that planet waves and lava make solderless ones that are great, too................I'm just waaaaay more comfortable with a good soldered connection.
     

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