#1
I finally got a wah pedal and was seriously disappointed when I plugged it into my desk and got no signal when it is activated.

My usual setup is to play though a LINE 6 POD-X Pro direct into my Mackie 1220i desk that has a High-Z input switch. I can't play through an amp because of noise issues and neighbors.

I troubleshot this to eliminate typical issues so its not a question of bad cables. bad power source, incorrect signal routing.

Any ideas? I haven't tried a DI box yet but didn't think I needed to because of the High-Z switch.
#2
I could be wrong but I believe you still need the DI box. I would give that a shot. Can you play from the wah into the Pod and then into the desk?
Epiphone Les Paul
Fender American Special Strat
Assorted Boss and Hardwire pedals
Vox AC15C1
#3
yaaahhh... you might kinda need an something to amplify the signal there, or else you're gonna get nothing. Your POD has a built in small amp (designed to be used with headphones) so you can use it as a standalone unit. The wah has no such thing, so you're gonna need a headphone amp or small practice amp of some kind.
#4
Thanks for the replies.

I've been hovering about, thinking to get an Orange Crush PiX CR20LDX practice amp and just plug the headphones into there.

I guess this might be the excuse I need to do that.

It does seem strange that this Wah pedal (Dunlop GCB-95 Crybaby) would attenuate the signal THAT much when activated. The signal flows though fine in bypass mode.

If there is such a dramatic attenuation then I'm a tad frightened to accidentally switch it off with my headphones on. (easy to do because this model's on/off switch is activated by stepping forward on the pedal - something that could be mistakenly done in a moment of reckless funk-wah abandon)
#5
It works when the wah is bypassed but not when it's active? That is rather strange. And this is a stock, unmodified Crybaby without true bypass?
Epiphone Les Paul
Fender American Special Strat
Assorted Boss and Hardwire pedals
Vox AC15C1
#6
brand new. I even sent it back. the guy tested it for me - even played it over the phone and it worked plugged into his amp.

it just doesn't want to behave when plugged in direct.
#7
to SwampAshSpecial .... thanks for the effort buddy, but the desk has pre-amps and I play straight into it all the time no hassle.

Let me clarify the issue here ...

- wah pedal works fine activated and in bypass when plugged into an amp
- wah pedal plays fine through desk when plugged in but de-activated
- wah pedal kills signal when routed directly into the desk and activated

weird
#8
i made some progress with this one ....

i tried plugging in my bass guitar and it works fine.

so the pedal is ok.

Something about the signal coming out of my guitar it doesn't like.

I play a Gibson Les Paul Studio Light MIII.