#1
Okay here's the deal. I bought a small clone about 2 months ago, and i started having problems with it. I bought it used, and without an adaptor. So i used my one spot 3.5 mm adaptor and everything worked fine, until one day i got horrible volume swells. Pretty much whats happening when i turn on the amp is the volume is normal. Then a little in to playing it randomly doubles in volume and has horrible tone. So i found out it was a - + pedal, not a + - . So i bought the electro harmonix adaptor, and everything seemed good. Until recently it started doing the same thing, now it does it all the time. I really love my small clone and would like to fix it, please help?

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#2
When I was looking at chorus and reverb pedal recently during my research I found alot of issues with EH pedals. Its why I went with a different company.
#3
If you got the polarity wrong (the +/- thing) then it can really muck up your pedals.

I done it with my battery powered orange amp. The polarity was wrong, I started to smell burning, looked at my amp and no joke there was smoke coming from it. I immediately tuned it off and left it for a day. Its fine now, i was lucky.

So yeh you might have mucked it up but I dunno. I got a small clone like 5 days ago, works perfectly so far.
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#4
well i had the polarity wrong for awhile, but i got the right power cord now, so it should work but it still messes up. :[

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#5
Is there a battery still in there? Right now I only use a battery in my Small Clone, but I know when I used the Metal Muff if I left the battery in there and it was dead, even with the adapter I would get fluctuating volume.
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#6
No, no battery is in it.

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#7
RUnning the wrong polarity can definitely mess it up, I'd say theres a good chance the pedal is finished.
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#8
How did you use the one spot in it? Did you buy the one spot converter for this pedal?
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#9
no, i just used the one spot adaptor to power it

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#10
Quote by gtr_101
no, i just used the one spot adaptor to power it


I don't see how you did this...the one spot adapter shouldn't even fit in the hole I have the Small Clone and it takes a special adapter that sizes the plug down and reverses the polarity. If somehow you got the one spot to plug in...I guarantee thats what cooked your pedal.
#11
visual sound 9v > 9v to 3.5 mm convertor > pedal

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#12
Quote by gtr_101
visual sound 9v > 9v to 3.5 mm convertor > pedal


that clears things up a bit. what other pedals are you using with the SAME one spot adapter?
#13
well the one spot is not the problem now, because i have the EH adapter.

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