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    Default H2O Chorus fading in/out

    My beloved H2O chorus pedal has decided for no reason to start fading in and out. The level just goes up and down at random, on chorus or delay. WTF?!?!?!?

    This is a carpeted living room sort of pedal. Never gigged or abused. Someone tell me something good!!!!!

    Shot of contact cleaner?
    Try a battery instead of 9v adapter?
    Jiggle the output connectors?

    When I shake / move the unit sound pops in-out occasionally....

    Already checked cables with other pedals and tried other cables. This is in the loop of my Tubemeister - which I love with this pedal!!!
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    Definitely try with a battery, Ace - my OCD started doing similar and it turned out to be power jack mechanical failure.


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    Thanks a ton Vince! Feeling better already.
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    Go back to using the Chorus Factory.
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    The shake it and it goes in and out part sounds like a loose solder connection somewhere. If you don't have the skills to look at it yourself, I would probably contact Truetone, they seem to really care about customers and the quality of their pedals. It doesn't sound like it's super serious, but it also isn't going to go away on it's own.

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    I'm gonna poke on the jacks briefly. I agree. Fiddling with the cable seemed to make a difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mincer View Post
    Go back to using the Chorus Factory.
    Chorus Factory + Boost DLA is a solution....

    But I really like the H2O. Plus, it's blue, like the H&K lights...
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    He's got the crowd on his side and the blue jean lights in his eyes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aceman View Post
    I'm gonna poke on the jacks briefly. I agree. Fiddling with the cable seemed to make a difference.
    Use a metal stick and make sure it's plugged in, might want to poke the stick int he outlet first to make sure you have power.


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    By poke I mean remove the jack and slightly adjust the connections, with a low watt iron if needed.
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    He's got the crowd on his side and the blue jean lights in his eyes...

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    Default Re: H2O Chorus fading in/out

    I’ve had two overdrives do that, both times it was the stomp switch. Is it the standard style metal stomp switch?
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    Truetone will fix that for ya. Contact them before poking around anywhere.

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    I'm liking the sound of this Truetone guy....
    Quote Originally Posted by Bad City
    He's got the crowd on his side and the blue jean lights in his eyes...

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    Here ya go. Read the print below the form. https://truetone.com/support/

    Formerly know as Visual Sound. Great company. I've met R.G. Keen (designer) and Bob a couple times. Very pleasant and they take a lot of pride in what they do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ErikH View Post
    Here ya go. Read the print below the form. https://truetone.com/support/

    Formerly know as Visual Sound. Great company. I've met R.G. Keen (designer) and Bob a couple times. Very pleasant and they take a lot of pride in what they do.
    How many “boutique” pedal companies were launched off the back of R.G. Keen’s circuit diagrams he posted online in the late 90’s/early 2000’s?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PFDarkside View Post
    How many “boutique” pedal companies were launched off the back of R.G. Keen’s circuit diagrams he posted online in the late 90’s/early 2000’s?
    Probably most of them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by devastone View Post
    Probably most of them!
    Agreed. He's a really nice guy and when I got started in the DIY world back in 2004, he was very helpful. He's practical too. When I go to a guitar show and hit their booth I always look for him for a little chat.

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