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Another weird guitar problem - help requested please!

PostPosted:Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:34 am
by bzbz
OK, so I have a strat with blaster and OBEL - last night what started happening is that if I hit any of my distortion stompboxes, the sound cut out immediately, but if I pulled out and put back in my guitar cord into the guitar, the signal was fine. This did NOT happen if I stomped on phase shift, delay, eq, tuner, etc - only each of my distortion boxes - WTF????? I'm the guy with the short in my Tiger, and now this?

Re: Another weird guitar problem - help requested please!

PostPosted:Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:06 am
by hippieguy1954
Which cord do you have to pull out of the guitar and plug back in? The direct to amp cord or the OBEL cord?

Re: Another weird guitar problem - help requested please!

PostPosted:Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:11 am
by bzbz
direct cord, not the OBEL cord. It goes to junction box. As soon as I start pulling the cord out of the guitar a touch, the sound pops back on!

Re: Another weird guitar problem - help requested please!

PostPosted:Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:17 am
by hippieguy1954
First thing I would do is check all guitar wiring and cords. Especially that jack. Something is intermittent. What dirt pedals? Very odd that it would only affect those pedals.

Re: Another weird guitar problem - help requested please!

PostPosted:Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:35 am
by bzbz
Yes VERY odd indeed! I use an Earth Drive and Solar Flare - stepping on either of them cut my sound until I pulled out my guitar cord a bit. Yet stepping on MXR Phase, Boss Delay, Boss EQ didn't affect the sound at all! I don't know what to make of it!

Re: Another weird guitar problem - help requested please!

PostPosted:Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:32 am
by hippieguy1954
Have you confirmed many times that it is only the solar flare and earth drive? Can you also make them work by just jiggling the cord in the jack? Or do you have to pull it out slightly?

Re: Another weird guitar problem - help requested please!

PostPosted:Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:01 am
by bzbz
I need to do some experimenting and isolating cables, etc tonight - this was last night in the studio