#1
with the buying of my new mesa stiletto, i've noticed that my pedals seriously (and i mean seriously) make my tone muddy and somewhat distorted. i currently have these:

Ibanez: TS-9

Boss: V-Wah

Electro-Harmonix: Small Clone

Boss: DD-6

i don't believe any of these pedals are true bypass except for the small clone, but even the small clone, when is one, makes my sound muddy and distorted.

is there anything i can do to remedy this, or should i pretty much sell everything and start over with pedals?

thanks
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#2
are they all in front of the amp? or do you put the small clone and delay in the loop?
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#3
sorry i should have mentioned

the small clone and the delay go into the loop.

the wah and the ts-9 go in front.
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#4
the small clone should be true bypass

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#5
^it is, it just distorts my sound when it's on

i'm thinking i should basically sell them all, but i'd like to know if there's any other alternative.
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#6
i would try each pedal individually and see if it is only certain ones that are screwing with your tone. and i mean, the ts-9 is supposed to distort your sound, thats kinda the point of the pedal. for the small clone, you may need to turn down the loop volume if you can, too much input could be causing it to clip. really, the best way is to see if its one individual pedal that is doing what you dont like, then replace that one.
#7
well, i mean distort my sound even when they're off, which isn't supposed to happen.

but i'll try what you said.
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#8
It could be that the distortion is coming from the V-wah, I owned one briefly and it was the worst piece of equipment I've owned. The drive can, if I recall, be set on a custom sort of setting that will not turn off no matter where you set the knob. You might try resetting the wah and see if it helps at all but I really recommend ditching it.

The bypass wasn't great but it wasn't as bad as what you're describing.