getting back to basics-troubleshooting

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getting back to basics-troubleshooting

Post by robertdonithan » Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:20 am

Has anyone had success in changing a guitar cable to get better distorted tones or presets sounds?I tried three different guitars using the same cable and it sounds bad for distorted tones on all three.. even straight through the amp without the zoom g5n multi effects pedal..it plays clean tones pretty good,no problem, but there's a kind of ghost ,faint echo and an rf interference sort of sound that fuzzes the distorted tones at all volumes..any ideas as to what this could be?
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I tried a microphone with the harmonica through the zoom g5n multi effects pedal and on all patches and presets it works good, no aftertones or interference...
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Re: getting back to basics-troubleshooting

Post by stubbsonic » Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:54 pm

If the cord is messed up, then you could get some noise. For example, if it is a speaker cable and not a guitar cable, you'll get more noise & hum.

Go try a different cable and see if that solves it.
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Re: getting back to basics-troubleshooting

Post by robertdonithan » Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:58 pm

stubbsonic wrote:
Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:54 pm
If the cord is messed up, then you could get some noise. For example, if it is a speaker cable and not a guitar cable, you'll get more noise & hum.

Go try a different cable and see if that solves it.
I tried a $49 Miami gold..it sounded brighter, but the "annoying echo" that follows distorted or patches with distortion is still there only more distinct..it does it through a hotrod deville and my headphones and the powdered studio monitors...
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Re: getting back to basics-troubleshooting

Post by stubbsonic » Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:06 am

I've never had an "echo" come from using a particular cable.

However, I've had that kind of thing come from having one signal that is delayed by a processor buffer and one that is going direct at the same time. It creates a fixed phase cancelation sound (like the low end goes away, and there's little spikes in the EQ).

Can you upload a recording of what you're hearing and post a link here? It might help if you describe more clearly everything that is in the signal path from guitar to speaker.
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Re: getting back to basics-troubleshooting

Post by robertdonithan » Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:18 am

stubbsonic wrote:
Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:06 am
I've never had an "echo" come from using a particular cable.

However, I've had that kind of thing come from having one signal that is delayed by a processor buffer and one that is going direct at the same time. It creates a fixed phase cancelation sound (like the low end goes away, and there's little spikes in the EQ).

Can you upload a recording of what you're hearing and post a link here? It might help if you describe more clearly everything that is in the signal path
from guitar to speaker.


Yes.but I'm gonna be busy for awhile..couple hours or a day..I did return the m
ogami cable and put the blame on my apartment, well the moisture or humidity in the air..it makes pickups hot or touchy like a microphone with dampness i guess..I'm getting tired of experimenting so i kinda want to move on ..but I'll let you hear a recording if posdible later...
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Re: getting back to basics-troubleshooting

Post by robertdonithan » Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:16 pm

stubbsonic wrote:
Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:06 am
I've never had an "echo" come from using a particular cable.

However, I've had that kind of thing come from having one signal that is delayed by a processor buffer and one that is going direct at the same time. It creates a fixed phase cancelation sound (like the low end goes away, and there's little spikes in the EQ).

Can you upload a recording of what you're hearing and post a link here? It might help if you describe more clearly everything that is in the signal path from guitar to speaker.
It won't allow a recording...
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Re: getting back to basics-troubleshooting

Post by stubbsonic » Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:08 am

Yea, you'd need to put your recording on another server (or dropbox) and post a link. It's ok.
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Re: getting back to basics-troubleshooting

Post by robertdonithan » Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:28 am

I thought maybe I could send it through a non private email...
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Re: getting back to basics-troubleshooting

Post by robertdonithan » Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:46 am

stubbsonic wrote:
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:08 am
Yea, you'd need to put your recording on another server (or dropbox) and post a link. It's ok.
Stubbsonic- I've sent you an email with a recording of the problem...
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