Bad Monkey Noise...

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by SteveStevens, Sep 22, 2006.

  1. SteveStevens

    SteveStevens Member

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    While I quite like the basic sound of the Bad Monkey, I find it very noisy. Has anyone heard of any mods to clear this up? (It's kind of like a pulsing clock noise...) It's definitely the pedal because when I click on my Blues Driver it creates no noise of any consequence...Anyone?


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  2. Jarick

    Jarick Supporting Member

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    My BM never did that. :confused:
     
  3. SteveStevens

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    Jarick-where do you set the gain on your BM? Mine is dimed and is quite noisy. Maybe this is an impractical setting for this pedal...
     
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    Mine makes no noise at all...even dimed-
     
  5. Teahead

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    How are you powering it? Daisy chain with other pedals?

    Does the problem continue using only the BM with a battery?
     
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    I can max mine out and it's quiet. Check out what Teahead said.
     
  7. StompBoxBlues

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    Intentional or not...that is one FUNNY subject header :dude

    "Why do you think they call it a bad monkey? You should have bought the GOOD Monkey!"

    Imagining the worst possible "bad monkey noise"...

    Sorry...I'm no help at all :)
     
  8. nedsteve

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    Just had mine plugged in earlier and maxed the gain. There was no noise at all.:RoCkIn
     
  9. SteveStevens

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    I'll try it on it's own in a couple of days and see if that's it. My pedal board is at a club for a two nighter this weekend. Thanks for the input all...
     
  10. Darth Tater

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    Yeah no noise with mine either. I use it standalone, battery powered. Sounds fantastic!
     
  11. fatback

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    Not much help for your monkey here I'm afraid...

    [​IMG]

    I just wanted to say that the title of this thread is one of my favorite (unintentionaly?) funny thread titles I've seen since the classic, "wait for an Eternity?"

    :p :D

    ok. carry on.
     
  12. SteveStevens

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    Yeah, I goofed on the thread title. I am glad it brought some sunshine into your lives, though. I guess I should try it with a battery and see about that. It is also worth noting that I am using a PSA-9 (boss) adapter to power it. I wonder if this is the problem? Actually, I am using the red Boss master power supply and the connectors that go with it. Any known issues with this? (I know it says in the Digitech literature to only use a Digitech adapter, but I conveniently ignored that. The Boss ones are certainly more readily available...)
     
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    Maybe no issue with your Boss power supply, but pedals will be noisier using a supply vs. batteries. The $39 Bad Monkey may be even more susceptible to this because...it's a $39 Bad Monkey.

    FWIW, I just dimed the gain on mine into my DRRI while playing my stock American Telecaster...and there was no noise from the pedal.
     
  14. SteveStevens

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    Huck- were you powering with a battery or a power supply?
     
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    Battery. I only run 1 pedal (an OD), so I don't own a pedal board or pedal power supply.
     

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