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Maxon OD808

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:20 pm
by icyplains
Not long ago I picked up a Maxon OD808 to use with my Multi-Watt Dual Rectifier. I've been noticing that the pedal itself is acting like a pickup I guess is the way to explain it. I can tap on it and hear that tap through the amp. Is this normal?

Re: Maxon OD808

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:24 pm
by icyplains
Here is a video I just took of what I'm talking about.

That tapping around is coming from the speakers for sure.


http://youtu.be/SRmgKT4lgSo

Re: Maxon OD808

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:58 pm
by TimeSignature
Its hard to tell where the sound is coming from thru Youtube. But yeah... NO, that's not normal. Seems like there's a shielding issue somewhere. A cable maybe? Or the pedal?

Re: Maxon OD808

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:14 am
by icyplains
I didn't think it was :(

Here are the cables I'm using:

http://www.amazon.com/Rotosound-High-Qu ... Cable+10Ft


Guess I should get some nicer cables.

Re: Maxon OD808

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:14 pm
by elvis
For hum, buzz or crackling, I would suspect shielding. For tapping that translates to the signal, I'd go with microphonic component. Could be a piezo effect with a ceramic capacitor or other component.

Re: Maxon OD808

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:18 am
by droptrd
Swap your cables first.

Are you using a crazy amount of gain?