#1
I got my Boss DD-3 brand new not to long ago. I plugged it in and it sounded fine.

The problem: Every time I hit a string too hard, my delay pedal explodes and gives off this loud popping sound which it repeats and sounds annoying as ****.

I'm no expert, but I don't think a new pedal should be doing that...

Any help?

-Red

Redit: I'm using good, working cables by the way... And have tried several different Power supplies, nothing helps.
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Last edited by Guitarbaddie at Aug 29, 2010,
#2
It sounds like you're overloading and clipping the input of the pedal. How have you got your pedal chain set up?
#3
Usually something like this:

Hendrix crybaby > MT-2 > DD-3

But even when I put the DD-3 in the effects loop alone, I get the same problem.

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GFT-90
#5
On the clean channel? Generally when you play on the clean channel in any situation, you're gonna get a REALLY loud sound when you hit a string too hard, because the clean channel is super un-compressed (dynamic). Your delay pedal is just making these BAMS more apparent/annoying by repeating them.

Now I could be wrong as I'm not there to hear what exactly it sounds like, but if I'm right, then a compressor would help you alot.

It could be that it's clipping for some strange reason though too..
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#6
^If it happens in front of the amp too, its probably not because of the clean channel, so I don't know how much use a compressor would be. Plus if it was because of that, the BAMS would get quieter as the delays fade out (in front of the amp)
#7
Unfortunately I am not sitting in front of my gear at the moment. I don't think it is still under warranty but I will look into it. ;D

Redit: My pedal has that whole 5 year warranty that it says on the front of Boss pedals.

Problem is, I ordered it off teh innanetz, and didn't keep a receipt.

I could try playing quieter or turn the effect level down quite a bit, but I just don't want to be on stage playing and then suddenly a loud pop sound comes from my amp and everyone looks at me like: "What the ****?"
Squier Strat
Behringer Fuzz
GFT-90
Last edited by Guitarbaddie at Aug 29, 2010,
#9
I know what you're talking about. My DD-3 had the same sort of thing, it'd crap out on me when I had the delay knob too high, and would fix itself when I turned it down. Eventually it broke.

I'd suggest sending it to BOSS, they will probably fix it for you for not much money.
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#10
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I know what you're talking about. My DD-3 had the same sort of thing, it'd crap out on me when I had the delay knob too high, and would fix itself when I turned it down. Eventually it broke.

I'd suggest sending it to BOSS, they will probably fix it for you for not much money.


Hmm, damn.

I know a guy at a local shop who could probably fix it for a bit cheaper than most people... Sound safe?

I will try just tweaking my settings just a bit, maybe bring the feedback knob down a bit, maybe turn down the effects level.

But it sounds like I need a repair.

Thanks Raijouta, ya know your shit and it's why I leik ya

Well, love you >_>

-Red
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GFT-90
#11
If the guy knows what he's doing, then I'd go ahead.
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