Danelectro cool cat chorus kills sustain!

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  1. primativ

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    I just got an old 18 volt Danelectro cool cat chorus off ebay. It sounds great in my stereo amp setup.

    The only problem with the pedal is that it seems to cut out on long sustained notes. Its really bad when the guitar volume is rolled back.

    I read though some Harmony Central reviews on it and a few people mentioned the same issues in both the 9 and 18 volt versions.

    Has anyone found a way to correct this in their pedal?
     
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    I have one, but I haven't used it enough to notice. I'll dig it out and see if mine has the same issue.
    Maybe it's just something simple like low batteries?
     
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    I have mine running on an AC adapter. Also- Its not something I notice unless I am running it in stereo. Although its not unique to either stereo out.
     
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    I don't know what to do about it, but yeah I noticed it too. I guess keep your guitar volume up when in use.
     
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    weekend bump

    anyone got a fix for this?

    Thanks
     
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    Hi. I've used this a few times (the 9-volt version) but hadn't noticed this problem. Perhaps this is because I often use a boutique compressor (janglebox) quite often, which the way I set it up has the sustain very maxed.

    Best,
    Jack

    http://www.JaxMusicSupply.com
     
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    Thanks for the info JaxMusicSupply, I am glad yours works.

    I don't use a compressor nor do I think this pedal should require one.

    I am wondering if the signal isn't getting cut from some kind of noise gate. The pedal is extremely quite.

    I don't notice the signal loss when the pedal is bypassed.
     
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    Does Danelectro have a customer service email?
     

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