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Offline badbach66

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Pedalboard malfunction during gigs, share your stories here!
« on: October 11, 2009, 11:22:59 PM »
I'll start with mine..

It was at a gig here in Bulacan, those typical "you're the 14th band to play so you have 10 minutes to setup you gear"  gigs. Basically, during setup, everything was ok, even though I was in a hurry,my board was functioning perfectly...Adjusted the volume levels/gain levels, etc..Nightmare comes during the intro of our first song. It was a cover of Black Sabbath's "War Pigs". I hit the first power chord, there was no sound coming at all from the amp.. :x my bandmates had to play a 5 minute version of the intro while I fiddled with my setup. It was pretty embarrasing..  :-D Turned out to be a faulty patch cable..I almost considered going back to multieffects after this..This isn't the only time I've experienced this..

How about our fellow forumites? Especially to those with an analog pedalboard setup. How do you guys deal with this type of situation?
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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2009, 11:30:37 PM »

bank switch malfunction

a lot of our songs go from really raunchy metal to clean parts very very fast. if you lose the bank switch, you're good as dead playing clean parts with a distorted tone.

happened TWICE. I did not bother to have it fixed and I played the next gig the next day with still a faulty bank switch and you can imagine how horrible a Dm7 slap and pluck sounds like with all the distortions on.  :-(
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Re: Pedalboard malfunction during gigs, share your stories here!
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2009, 07:23:48 AM »
ganyan din ang nangyare kaso sound check palang ayaw ng gumana :-D

pitik pitik sa patch cables :-D

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« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2009, 07:38:40 AM »
a/b/c looper ko nag malfunction, lahat pa naman ng pedals ko dun naka connect,
tinanggal ko lang od at wah to amp ginawa ko  :lol:

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« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2009, 07:52:33 AM »
a/b/c looper ko nag malfunction, lahat pa naman ng pedals ko dun naka connect,
tinanggal ko lang od at wah to amp ginawa ko  :lol:
ang daming nasayang sa pagdadala hehe :-D
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« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2009, 08:19:10 AM »
ang daming nasayang sa pagdadala hehe :-D

minsan lang naman nangyari haha binago ko ulit yung chain ko na pag may nag malfunction, gagana pa rin yung chain ko,
may dala akong backup patch/cables or isang extra dirt pedal :lol:

pero last resort mag rekta sa amp  :lol:

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« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2009, 09:00:25 AM »
minsan lang naman nangyari haha binago ko ulit yung chain ko na pag may nag malfunction, gagana pa rin yung chain ko,
may dala akong backup patch/cables or isang extra dirt pedal :lol:

pero last resort mag rekta sa amp  :lol:

ayos pag sakin nangyare yun at di ko makita kung san nagmamalfunction wala na

baklasan na haha :-D

buti ka pa nakakapagdala ng extra dirt pag nagdala pa ko nun di na ko makakarating sa gig haha

wala akong tsekot hehe :-D
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« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2009, 09:17:59 AM »
ayos pag sakin nangyare yun at di ko makita kung san nagmamalfunction wala na
<br [pichapie] na haha :-D

buti ka pa nakakapagdala ng extra dirt pag nagdala pa ko nun di na ko makakarating sa gig haha

wala akong tsekot hehe :-D

hehe madalas naman malapit lang mga gig namin sa Bulacan, party party lang hehe kaya madali magdala ng gear  :lol:
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« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2009, 01:20:41 PM »
one time dati battle yun eh..kasi setup ko dati mt2-noise gate tpos multi..the noise gate was a boston pedal..pininturahan ko siya b4 the gig at direcho balik..nagulat nalang ko during the gig  pag apak to mt2 wala na tunog na lumalabas..i played the all songs straight sa amp hinabol nalang sa kunting amp dist at pinapaty ko rin pag clean parts hehe..kakahiya nga eh nagdala pa ako gadget yun pala ganun rin mangyari.. i found out na mejo ng loose mga screws nun boston dahil binalik ko nang di pa mashadong tuyo..hehe yun pala yun.. :-D   
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« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2009, 02:06:49 PM »
Naka encounter na ko na may problema yung power sa gig venue... ayaw talaga mag power up ng supply ko (Paguwi I tried it and ok naman).  Napilitan ako ng Guitar to amp, kulit panaman ng set (night to remember,  play that funky music, jackson 5 medley kalimutan ko na yung isa...).  Nabuhay ako ng gamit Fender Princeton lang, manual switch lang. Haha.  That was a fun gig, bday ng isang big time na politiko...
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« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2009, 02:11:45 PM »
Ako din sa patch cable namroblema. Pipitik-pitikin ng paa mo yung cables para gumana tapos rinig na rinig yung garalgal pag inaayos yung cable.

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« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2009, 12:45:52 AM »
awa ng diyos, minsan lang nagka malfunction ang board ko (reg.pedals)
it was a gig in Baguio, ok na sa setup pero at times in the song napapansin ko
distorted ang cleans ko and humihina...konting adjust adjust sa cables
then ok na pero it was really uncomfortable to me... :cry:

checked the board the next morning...pedals/cables and all...culprit was not the
patch cables, it was the 2 old school flangers that ive been severely beating (literally!)
my fave DOD FX75B and a battered Jap BF-2! all their outputs were slightly loose!
and ayun paayus sa Subzero FX agad (thanks Neil!) agad! resolder and tightened
loose parts! problem solved! eversince hindi na nagloko...(knock on wood)  :-)
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anyways i always have back up plans if ever may pedal or sumthin went
wrongs sa setup ko (im a big fan of extreme effects usage lalo na pag live)...
things like sending my guitar to just one multi then to amp, or a drive/delay/phase
to amp...that is kung worst case to worst na hindi ko maisolate ung probs...

kaya madalas (and way way back i started playing) hours and hours before the gig
i always check my rig and setup just to double check and make sure everythings
working fine!

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« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2009, 01:04:53 AM »
Sa akin naman sa multieffects nangyari, it was 3 years ago nung 1st tym ko makagamit ng multieffects and Zoom 505 yung nabili ko (may very first purchase ko dito sa PM).

We were playing for a band competition then suddenly in the middle of the first song bigla na lang nagkukusang lumipat ng bank yung 505 ko, parang engot yung tunog nung gitara ko nun hehe, so on the second song hiniram ko na lang yung distortion ng vocalist namin tapos rumekta na lang siya sa amp. It turned out na sira na pala yung bank switch ng 505, so ayun kinabukasan pinaayos ko kagad.  :-D
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« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2009, 01:36:06 PM »
PSU died...
   
unplug, and then rekta mode. then use the drive channel.
   
never sounded better in my life..
since then rekta mode na ako parati using my amp
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« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2009, 03:31:04 AM »
ako palagi ko baon ang century OD pedal ko (likely an SD1 clone).. so dirt and clean lang if worst scenario comes..di kasi talaga maiwasan yang mga ganyan kahit pa analog or multi ka,,

even professionals and pros eh nagkakaron din ng ganyan situation minsan eh...

the rule is that the more effects you have on the board, the more likely it will malfunction at sa dami nun, matatagalan ka matrace kund saan yung malfunction,,hehehe
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« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2009, 04:42:47 AM »
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« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2009, 08:45:21 AM »
mostly PSU related problems and cable (board to amp or guitar to board) failures...hassle lang kasi pag nasa gitna na ng song then biglang mawawala...there was a time when I was using generic adaptor for my zoom multifx, loose yung DC in nya so pag may lumulundag nawawala tunog ko... :lol:
of course worst case, i plug my guitar directly to the amp, problema kung bano yung amp na gamit nyo...
or sometimes kung may spare battery yung distortion, yun nalang..


ngayon lagi nako nagdadala ng extra cables and i charge my batteries 2 days before a predicted gig.... :-)

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« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2009, 12:55:02 AM »
skin ngyari dati patch cable setup,

hahhah... gaya nung mga nauna... patch cable din ngging problem ko nung pure stomp pa ako...nka boss setup ako nun...

gmit ko ung mga diy na patch cables.....

kea pinalitan ko ung mga patch cables ko na fixed na kpag nasira tapon na...pra less hassle...

ska i change my rig na may multi na GT5

gt5/ echotron/ nova delay/ ts808/ proco rat/ zakk wylde wah / tu12/ a+b looper

hahaha.. pumalpak man xa may option b at c pa which is rekta sa amp....

sa church ngyayari skin yun dati sa gigs dpa nmn....

SUGGESTION: try using those patches like ung  sa surelock or ung nabibili sa lyric.... less contact sa outside yun dhil closed ska nka hinang na kea dikit na dikit xa

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« Reply #18 on: October 29, 2009, 12:19:52 PM »
This one gig, I had to use the crappy in-house amp without effects because none of my pedals worked! Walang sound na lumalabas, pero may power naman. Yun pala after the set, I realized na baliktad pala saksak ko.

Guitar ko nakaconnect pala sa out ng effects, tapos yung amp, nakaconnect sa input. heheeheheh.  :-D
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Re: Pedalboard malfunction during gigs, share your stories here!
« Reply #19 on: October 29, 2009, 01:07:04 PM »
Sa akin naman sa multieffects nangyari, it was 3 years ago nung 1st tym ko makagamit ng multieffects and Zoom 505 yung nabili ko (may very first purchase ko dito sa PM).

We were playing for a band competition then suddenly in the middle of the first song bigla na lang nagkukusang lumipat ng bank yung 505 ko, parang engot yung tunog nung gitara ko nun hehe, so on the second song hiniram ko na lang yung distortion ng vocalist namin tapos rumekta na lang siya sa amp. It turned out na sira na pala yung bank switch ng 505, so ayun kinabukasan pinaayos ko kagad.  :-D

I had a Zoom 505 before (around 1999 pa un), my very first multi-effects. I loved it to death, had a lot of good times with it, but I really had a problem with it's footswitches, & ung bank switch in particular.
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« Reply #20 on: October 29, 2009, 01:20:02 PM »
solo ko nawalan ng volume

 turns out wala  palang power na naka daan sa wah ( although me true bypass) everytime na pag-apak ko sa wah na cucut off ako sa amp :-D

buti napansin ko kagad ( natanggal pa la yung isang cord ng psu)

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« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2009, 01:33:59 PM »
I used to have a Boss PSA-120 to power my LS-2 daisy chained with my other Boss pedals.  Sobrang excited na makatugtog, I plugged the PSA direct without my step-up converter.  Yon, sunog si PSA.  No pedalboard...derecho na lang sa amp.
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« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2009, 05:45:16 PM »
Pwede ba user malfunction??? hehehe

sa pedalboard wala naman ako nagiging problema (awa ng diyos). Pero one time sa sobrang kalasingan ako ang nagmalfunction  :lol: in the middle of the song, naapakan ko yung RC2. Ayun! tumugtog yung drum machine, buti na lang walang naka save sa patch. Sakto an lakas pa naman ng volume. nag TUG PAK TUG PAK siya ng walang humpay. hehehe!!!

Lesson learned, wag dalhin ang mga hindi kailangan (ang hirap naman kase mag tanggal-kabet ng pedal sa board). hahahaha!!!  :lol:

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« Reply #23 on: October 29, 2009, 05:52:44 PM »
ako naman date kasi una sa chain ko BOSS DS2.. ok naman lahat ang katangahan ko lang ehh nasaksak ko yung input jack ko sa
REMOTE ng ds2.. hehehe..

pinagpawisan ako ng malamig nun :x mga 5mins ko panaman bago nadiscover hehehehe.. lesson learned..

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« Reply #24 on: October 29, 2009, 06:02:10 PM »
tama. wag mo basta basta pasukan ang bawat butas. icheck mo muna :mrgreen:
hehe.. sige magsama ako ng butas checker :-D
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