Help powering delay pedals with PP2+

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Zachariah04
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Help powering delay pedals with PP2+

Post by Zachariah04 » Thu Jul 21, 2016 12:38 pm

I'm not sure if something is wrong with my cables or my power supply, or if I'm crazy.

Set Up:

PP2+ powering (All switches to Normal):

Boss DD7
Diamond Memory Lane Jr.
Walrus Voyager
Walrus Mayflower
Wampler Ego Compressor
Korg Pitchblack tuner

I have all pedals plugged into the 1-6 ports. All Pedals except the Boss DD7 and Diamond Memory Lane Jr are receiving power and working. I tested the DD7 and MLj with a one spot and they worked fine.

Any ideas?

JohnClark
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Re: Help powering delay pedals with PP2+

Post by JohnClark » Thu Jul 21, 2016 1:03 pm

No good reason for these pedals not to work... have you tried them on different outputs or with different cables?

Are the pedals wired up for passing audio? Can you test them with just the guitar connected to one pedal at a time?

Zachariah04
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Re: Help powering delay pedals with PP2+

Post by Zachariah04 » Thu Jul 21, 2016 1:36 pm

All Pedals work when played one at a time via a 1 spot.

I just plugged the delay pedals (DD7 and MLj) into the PP2+ by themselves now again. This time they worked. However I'm afraid that this might happen again. (It happened twice in last 2 days, so I don't want to leave my ability to play up to fate if possible)

Could this possibly the result of a power surge or anything? There has been a lot of digging up road & pipes around my place recently, as well as some lightning storms.

Just a bit more of how today has been: everything worked great this morning, I ran all the pedals at the same time, no problems. I had them off the pedaltrain jr since I was going to play around with my signal chain. Once I put everything back together on the pedaltrain, trouble started. I took everything off again, and trouble persisted. Now about 3 hours later it seems back in working condition.

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Re: Help powering delay pedals with PP2+

Post by JohnClark » Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:50 pm

I'd suggest fully checking, or just outright replacing, all the power cables as they are most likely culprit if the power is to be blamed for this. It is highly unlikely that one or two of the individual outputs are just sometimes not working. It would take an amazing power surge to harm the Pedal Power or any pedal connected to its outputs... to the tune of pretty much nothing else in your house would work either ;)

If it does happen again simply swap the power connection at the pedal end with one of the working pedals to see if the problem stays with the one pedal or now moves to the working pedal.

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