Pedal Popping

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  1. rich2k4

    rich2k4 Supporting Member

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    how do you get rid if this?

    i notice whenever i turn on my carbon copy, it pops.

    microvibe pops also as well as my vox wah once i used a battery clip adapter. but it only happens when i have my tone clean. once i engage the fulltone GT500 the popping stops in the microvibe and wah. but it is still there in the carbon copy.

    any ideas?
     
  2. shngn7

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    True bypass pedals tend to do that. Robert Keeley recommends that you just click it on and off a bunch of times when going from place to place to "equalize the voltages." It works pretty well for some pedals, but I have had trouble with the pop I got from any BBE pedal I had.
     
  3. RanaldoNecro

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    I have the same issue with an old MXR pedal. The pop is really loud...

    Any suggestions?

    RN
     
  4. acwild

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    I get this pop when clicking off in my effects loop. It doesn't pop in front, but it also doesn't sound right place in front either. The answer that I got was to try an "interfaced switched buffer." When I figure out what the heck one of these thingies is, I'll be sure to share that info.:crazy
     
  5. Somniferous

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    That is why TB isn't always the way to go (sometimes I think all the TB stuff is marketing). Sure it will get the pedal out of your signal path, but your up for a click (either a big or small) when you turn the pedal on. It seems pedals do it more when they are in an effects loop.
     
  6. RanaldoNecro

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    It has been like a witchhunt with my fellow musicians who just can't take the noise...
     
  7. starfish

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    From GeoFex website:
    Read more here: http://www.geofex.com/article_folders/bypass/bypass.htm
     
  8. pennylink

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    I emailed Keeley Electronics about this some time ago, because my Keeley modded AD-9 switch pops the first time I use it within a session. This is the answer I received:

    Yes, that initial pop is normal. It is a cap discharging when it first gets power. Usually if you wait about 10 or 15 seconds after you plug it in or plug the power adapter in, then the pop wonÂ’t be nearly as bad. If you switch it on right after you plug in it, then you will get a pretty big pop. So the pop is normal but it can be avoided if you give it around 10 to 15 seconds after you plug it in or connect power to it. If you have any other questions, please let me know. Have a good day!
    Thank you,


    Isaac Nelson
    Service Department

    Keeley Electronics
    6400 Industrial Blvd.
    Edmond, OK 73034
     
  9. JYD

    JYD Supporting Member

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    My MXR 10-Band EQ pops loudly in the effects loop of my Budda SD30.
     
  10. Isaiah4Autumn

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    yep...just click them on for a few minutes (while power is on)...sometimes you can get static electricity built into the the switch...
     
  11. Sikor

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    My CC and MicroVibe are completely silent.


    What's Your signal chain?
     

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