My guitar sounds pretty good just plugged in to the amp, but unfortunately my new pedal is starting to sound off; it sounds really strained and the effect is barely audible. It's less than a week old and sounded perfect out of the box when I first hooked it up. However, yesterday when I tried to play it again, dials and everything still in same place, it was almost as if it wasn't hooked up at all. Just have this sinking feeling that it's broken.
The only thing I can think of that I might have done wrong was hook it up to an external generator since I'm still waiting for my ISO bric to arrive; I wanted to play out in the summer a bit. At first glance it doesn't seem like a bad thing, the power generator is for general outdoor use and matches exactly my wall socket specs in terms of polarity, voltage and current -- erego I can't see how it would be mechanically any different than just playing in my bedroom.
Given my pedal's issues of sounding weak and totally unlike when I first plugged it in, what would be a likely explanation and/or the worst case scenario? I'm wondering if it's possible to underpower a pedal and if so, I guess it's just scrap metal now? Not sure what I should do if that's the case.
- Working with EHX Mainframe
- I realize this pedal sounds glitchy to begin with, but there truly is a big difference from when I unboxed it. Fairly scientific about concluding something seems wrong
- I have reached out to the vendor, not resolved yet, but I think I'm within my rights. Either way, I want to learn more about these kind of pitfalls just in case
- No battery slot
EditI returned it to the vendor. Then I noticed another pedal I bought last year seems to be off. But I took it to a guitar shop and it played just fine on their amp. So the joke's on my amp; never would have thought. Systems built on systems....
Thanks to all who gave input; helped greatly.