#1
Alright so this is the second used pedal i've ordered from guitar center (blah blah blah) and so far as i can tell, it's broken. It's a boss dd-6 and i can't get the thing to turn on. I've been under the impression that when you turn one on (never had boss before) there should be some audible "clicking" noise when you press down on it; i've not managed to get the switch to click. I've seen other boss pedals have that standard metal switch underneath, (mine is bare, like here [forbidden link] no idea if that's standard with some pedals) but i've already tried to press it down while open and that didn't work out either.

I'm able to get sound through the pedal and all, but is there any way to get the switch going again? The rating online when i bought it was "great" and everyone seems to claim that boss pedals are indestructible... I can't imagine why anybody would send a broken pedal (again)
Last edited by j3st3r187 at Apr 23, 2013,
#2
Is the battery plugged in? The come with a cover over them to stop them from draining.

What have you tried to do?
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#3
Yeah i've already checked the battery, i get a clean signal through the pedal whenever it's plugged in, i just can't engage.

Well i've fiddled with the switch for all of ten minutes thus far, I really have no idea what to do
#4
boss pedals don't have that distinct *click* sound and feel that you find on other pedals. they use a soft switch. if you step on the pedal, it should work. stomp on it if you feel the need to
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#5
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Alright so this is the second used pedal i've ordered from guitar center (blah blah blah) and so far as i can tell, it's broken.


take it back to guitar center, they'll be able to help better than we can help.
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#6
Make sure you have the guitar plugged into "Input A (mono)" and use "Output A (mono)" to the amp. That's if your running it in front of the amp. Also make sure you have the "E.Level" turned up to, for you can actually hear the effect. If you're running it in an effects loop on your amp then hook the FX send to the "Input A" of pedal and "Output A" to the FX return.
Last edited by Way Cool JR. at Apr 22, 2013,
#7
30 day money back guarantee. Just take it back. From my experience, it's no-hassle.
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#8
Boss pedals do not have mechanical switches, they use FET switching (advertised on the box I believe) and it's just a little plastic switch underneath the shell. Does the light come on?

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#9
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Boss pedals do not have mechanical switches, they use FET switching (advertised on the box I believe) and it's just a little plastic switch underneath the shell. Does the light come on?


Thank you all for the help

no the light won't even come on
#10
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Boss pedals do not have mechanical switches, they use FET switching (advertised on the box I believe) and it's just a little plastic switch underneath the shell. Does the light come on?
They still have a mechanical switch to fire the FET. The switch doesn't click but it still has one.

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