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    Unhappy OCD pedal died

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    Is this the right place for pedals? Wondering if anyone’s had an ocd die on them, and if there’s maybe a common cause. It happened to die the same day as a tremolo pedal though, so I have no idea if one killed the other or if it was totally coincidental? I measured the voltage on the line feeding both and it’s a steady 9.3. Can pedals hurt each other when they’re chained? I wouldn’t think the voltages in audio are high enough but maybe a regulator blew up on one and killed the other or something?
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    Quote Originally Posted by easlern View Post
    Is this the right place for pedals? Wondering if anyone’s had an ocd die on them, and if there’s maybe a common cause. It happened to die the same day as a tremolo pedal though, so I have no idea if one killed the other or if it was totally coincidental? I measured the voltage on the line feeding both and it’s a steady 9.3. Can pedals hurt each other when they’re chained? I wouldn’t think the voltages in audio are high enough but maybe a regulator blew up on one and killed the other or something?
    No, chaining pedals can do no harm. If a pedal can run from a 9V battery it will not have a regulator in it. If one runs from a higher voltage from a dedicated supply, it might, still would not fek anything else. Is it possible that a supply has been connected with the wrong polarity? A lot of pedals use a "one shot ***t or bust" diode plus fusible resistor for polarity "protection". STUPID! Achaic design philosophy but then so is "true" bypass!

    That Fullertone sells for £150 over here so well worth getting looked at. I know several good techs' in UK, not your neck of the forest I am sorry to say. COULD just be a broken wire but DON'T say that to the tech...They don't like it"!

    Dave.

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    Thanks for your reply Dave, I do like the pedal and I spent quite a bit on it. I did buy it used though so I haven’t actually tried the tech support email to get it serviced. Although I should probably give it a shot, I don’t know what I’m doing if I did open it up really.

    The power supply is possibly a cause I think too, even though it measured fine in that moment. I should’ve spent money on a decent one, silly me I thought it was kinda simple to build a device properly. But you know ebay. . .

    If it’s not likely one pedal killed the other it’s probably the supply after all. I can live without the tremolo but that ocd hurts. :P Probably email Fullertone and see what they recommend.

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    Fulltone stuck by my MDV2 when it went down years ago. It came back better than when I got it. I'm guessing a part was weak when it was made.

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