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Moen ul-vb shaky jimi

underdog726

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I just bought one of these pedals and when i use distortion/overdrive i get the dreaded clicking sound thru my amp. I use all quality cables and true bypass pedals. Is this the nature of this pedal? Isnt it common to put a modulation pedal after a gain pedal? I thought i read somewhere that Moen fixed this problem with this newer version of this pedal. Any comments would be appreciated. Not sure if its a keeper. I miss my long lost deja vibe, but not all the board space it took up.
 

Fender074

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Most people put it before, a vibe pedal is more a frequency thing like you would put a eq or wah pedal before dirt its the same sort of thing :)
 

underdog726

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seems to diminish the clicking sound quite a bit unless i really have the amp cranked but at the same time kinda of dulled things down a bit. Im either gonna live with the clicking sound, which you cant really hear in a live situation while your playing or look around for another vibe/chorus pedal that will fit on my small nano board. I would try it thru the effects loop on my amp, but i run my carbon copy thru there set on a minimal setting and have it mounted right inside my amp on all the time. Kinda like doing it that way, like a little secret weapon to fatten things up a bit.
 

McQ7

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I've been considering this pedal, too, newest version. From what I can gather, the clicking is not unique to this brand and is probably related to the power supply.

For example, according to the FoxRox Aquavibe manual:

"Noise - If you notice ticking noise or pulsing hum, it means the
power supply is not delivering enough current. Make sure it’s
rated for at least 300ma. 500ma or higher is best. Also, make
sure you’re not daisy chaining, or sharing the power with other
effects. This could take away available current and cause noisy
interaction. Power adaptors that use digital switching (the small
ones) are often problematic in guitar rigs, and will probably act up
with Aquavibe. Stick to linear (standard) power adaptors."

And I also just read some random Harmony Central review of the Dano Chicken Salad that ticking started as the battery was weakening--that a replacement new battery solved the issue.

So it does seem possibly power supply related. Are you running yours on a dedicated power supply of greater than 500ma?
 

underdog726

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Hmmm, interesting. I just ran downstairs and seen that the power supply i use is only 200 ma and i use it on my small nano board daisy chaining a tube screamer and rat 2 clone and the "shaky jimi". Its an adapter made by electro harmonex i had around for awhile. Only adapter i have, ill try a battery in the Moen and see what happens. Thanks for your insight.
 

underdog726

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Thanks McQ7, i beleive you were correct sir. I never tried it with a battery or a adapter with more ma. I put a brand new battery in it and the ticking is gone. Probably 3 pedals on only 200ma just doesnt get it. Appreciate it very much, Underdog
 

McQ7

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Glad to know it worked! When you get a chance, I'd love to know your thoughts on it (especially since you used to own a Deja Vibe).
 

bluesmagic

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PLEASSSSEEEE can someone help me,
as moen does not sell these in the uk (england) online anymore i have to ship it off amazon america for almost double the money $86 so is it worth it? i just want hendrix tones and a LOTT of intensity/depth. So is it a good univibe, how would you compare it to other pedals on the market.Also if you know any further imfomation about it such as mods and stuff as i dont know much about it only what it does.
Thanks for reading!
 

coyote-1

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Reviving old thread, because I encountered this exact power issue.
The Moen site claims 4ma drain.
But the ShakyJimi device needs 400ma to work without ticking. I had it on an old Boss PSA, and it was not sufficient.
It’s now working correctly.... though more noisily. I’ll have to resolve that.

Edit: a fresh-purchased 9v Duracell does not provide sufficient power for this pedal.
 
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