#1
Hi everyone. Yesterday I got my Digitech screaming blues pedal which I bought new on ebay. When I first connected it and started playing I immediately noticed that my volume is really low, even when the volume knob on the pedal is maxed out. I pretty much need to triple the volume on the guitar volume knob when the pedal is on to get the same amount of volume when its off. I tried messing around with the other knobs on the pedal but it just seems to happen as long as the pedal is on, even when the gain is maxed out you can barely hear any difference.

I'm using a Gibson les paul studio and a Blackstar HT-40 which have been flawless to me so far, so I'm pretty sure the pedal is what causing the problem. Other than that, it sounds fine when its on and when its off and still connected to the amp my sound is still good.

Bottom line is- should I just return it to the seller and get a refund or a replacement, or I'm missing something out here and thats just how this pedal behaves?
#2
How are you powering it?
'cause it seems to me that it's not receiving enough power.
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#3
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How are you powering it?
'cause it seems to me that it's not receiving enough power.


It came with a battery already fitted in it so I guessed Im good, but now when you are saying this can be a power related issue, I think this could really be just an old battery that needs a replacement. I'll try replacing it with a new one tommorow and report back, thanks.
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It came with a battery already fitted in it so I guessed Im good, but now when you are saying this can be a power related issue, I think this could really be just an old battery that needs a replacement. I'll try replacing it with a new one tommorow and report back, thanks.


Never trust the battery it comes with. Even a brand new pedal usually comes with cheap knock off batteries.
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#5
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Even a brand new pedal usually comes with cheap knock off batteries.
And I'm guessing this is true twice in this situation 'cause the pedal in which it comes is a cheap knock off itself
Name's Luca.

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#6
yeah try with a new battery

there's something wrong if the volume is really low, it has a ton of boost on tap

turn the volume on the pedal down before trying it with a new battery
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#7
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And I'm guessing this is true twice in this situation 'cause the pedal in which it comes is a cheap knock off itself

Harmony: Stratocaster
Alvarez: F-200
Schecter: Omen 6
Fender: BXR-60
Dean: Metalman Z Bass (Betty)
Egnator: Tweaker 15
Pearl: Maximum
ESP/LTD: EXP-300
Custom: Harley Quinn Bass
Custom: TK-421 Explorer
A steadily growing supply of pedals