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Placidcasual79Placidcasual79 Frets: 667
Anyone any experience with these? 

I ordered one months ago and sent it back because I thought it was faulty - it was wholly inconsistent and unpredictable - sometimes providing feedback and other times, in exactly the same circumstances. providing nothing - 

I got my replacement unit yesterday - and its exactly the same - I think the chances of getting two faulty units are slim (from different suppliers). It frequently fails to produce feedback.................

what I am I doing wrong?

Cheers all
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  • BMSBMS Frets: 27
    That's odd. The Freqout is so much fun, although it doesn't produce insanely long sustained feedback notes without the help of other effects, I find. Do you have a lot of pedals before it or per chance a really low input signal? Where is the monetary and dry switches positioned? 
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    That's odd. The Freqout is so much fun, although it doesn't produce insanely long sustained feedback notes without the help of other effects, I find. Do you have a lot of pedals before it or per chance a really low input signal? Where is the monetary and dry switches positioned? 
    Thanks for getting back to me @bms I've tried it without anything other than the Freqout in the signal path and every combination of the monetary and dry switch.....

    I cannot get it to produce feedback on a consistent basis and I cant work out what the variables are when it works and when it doesn't!!!

    Strange....

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  • BMSBMS Frets: 27
    Do you have the capacity to film its behaviour? I've noticed the DigitechRep is incredibly helpful on other forums, but not sure if he visits here. 
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  • EricTheWearyEricTheWeary Frets: 6824
    It requires a hefty 235ma, is it getting enough power? 
    I feel the warm, healing, liquid presence of God’s genuine cold-filtered grace. 
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  • Thanks @bms didn't think of that. Yeah - I'll get a video done - hopefully in the week but maybe a the weekend - I actually I am getting my gear out Monday for a gig at a wake (So weird - not sure how its going to go......)

    @Erictheweary typically I've been powering it off my fuel tank junior - but I've also tried it as the only thing in the signal path with its own 9v adapter - whats 235ma?

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  • WazmeisterWazmeister Frets: 3595
    Anyone any experience with these? 

    I ordered one months ago and sent it back because I thought it was faulty - it was wholly inconsistent and unpredictable - sometimes providing feedback and other times, in exactly the same circumstances. providing nothing - 

    I got my replacement unit yesterday - and its exactly the same - I think the chances of getting two faulty units are slim (from different suppliers). It frequently fails to produce feedback.................

    what I am I doing wrong?

    Cheers all
    I bought one over Christmas, and didnt try it for long, but had the same findings as you.

    So wanted to,like it, but the FQ maining produced erratic space age noises ! Sent it back
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  • EricTheWearyEricTheWeary Frets: 6824
    Thanks @bms didn't think of that. Yeah - I'll get a video done - hopefully in the week but maybe a the weekend - I actually I am getting my gear out Monday for a gig at a wake (So weird - not sure how its going to go......)

    @Erictheweary typically I've been powering it off my fuel tank junior - but I've also tried it as the only thing in the signal path with its own 9v adapter - whats 235ma?

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    It needs 235 milliamperes of power to run properly.* The Fuel Tank Jr* only has 120ma per outlet so it may never work properly off that ( although you can buy a little adapter to use two outlets at once). However, presumably the Digitech supplied 9v power supply is adequate so that may be a red herring. 

    I did google problems with them and the almost reverse issue to yours seemed to be the main problem; when you run it into an amp and you get a mix of the Freqout and actual feedback it becomes a very loud, uncontrollable noise. 

    * figures off manufacturers websites. 
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  • VJIvesVJIves Frets: 194
    Yeah, it sounds to me like it's just not getting enough juice. The Freqout and the Ricochet are both pretty thirsty (200ma+). 
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  • EricTheWearyEricTheWeary Frets: 6824
    If it doesn't work  off the supplied PSU it really would be odd if that didn't provide enough power. However, if it is the power for £7 you could buy a current doubler adapter but you'd be taking up two outs on the fuel tank jr. 

    I'm quite surprised at how much power it needs. That's about the same as a tc X4 for example. 
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  • If it doesn't work  off the supplied PSU it really would be odd if that didn't provide enough power. However, if it is the power for £7 you could buy a current doubler adapter but you'd be taking up two outs on the fuel tank jr. 

    I'm quite surprised at how much power it needs. That's about the same as a tc X4 for example. 
    It doesn't come with a PSU - but the MXR 90 I bought on the same day does so I'll give it a go with that and see it power is the issue - this will happen tomorrow when the kids aren't in bed! 

    Appreciate the help as always....
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  • Phil_aka_PipPhil_aka_Pip Frets: 8447
    I enjoyed mine when I got it. Uses same PSU as Trio-in-a-box, really should get another PSU so I can use both at the same time :)

    'Bout time I found a use for it other than just sonic hooliganism
    "Working" software has only unobserved bugs. (Parroty Error: Pieces of Nine! Pieces of Nine!)
    Seriously: If you value it, take/fetch it yourself
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  • I enjoyed mine when I got it. Uses same PSU as Trio-in-a-box, really should get another PSU so I can use both at the same time :)

    'Bout time I found a use for it other than just sonic hooliganism
    Sorry mate - will you break that down for me please? You have one? and it worked well with what PSU? 

    Cheers....

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  • EricTheWearyEricTheWeary Frets: 6824
    edited February 5
    If it doesn't work  off the supplied PSU it really would be odd if that didn't provide enough power. However, if it is the power for £7 you could buy a current doubler adapter but you'd be taking up two outs on the fuel tank jr. 

    I'm quite surprised at how much power it needs. That's about the same as a tc X4 for example. 
    It doesn't come with a PSU - but the MXR 90 I bought on the same day does so I'll give it a go with that and see it power is the issue - this will happen tomorrow when the kids aren't in bed! 

    Appreciate the help as always....

    The Phase 90 only needs 5ma apparently. That’s 1/47th of the power needed to power the Freqout! astonished  That’s the sublime to the ridiculous. Or at least an argument in favour of analogue pedals. 

    Really sounding like you aren’t giving it enough power then. I was looking at some of the comments on TGP about the Freqout and someone on there had a similar problem with it and had to change power supply ( as his standard one only gave out 100ma) then it was fine.

    What’s the PSU that’s in with the Phase 90? From what I’ve googled the common Dunlop one is the ECB003 which provides up to 200ma. Hopefully that will be okay.

    BTW it looks like there is a doubler cable thing in with the Fueltank Jr but FFS don’t try that - it’s a voltage doubler ( not a current doubler) and will blow the Freqout up! astonished astonished [apologies if I’m just stating the bleeding obvious]


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  • If it doesn't work  off the supplied PSU it really would be odd if that didn't provide enough power. However, if it is the power for £7 you could buy a current doubler adapter but you'd be taking up two outs on the fuel tank jr. 

    I'm quite surprised at how much power it needs. That's about the same as a tc X4 for example. 
    It doesn't come with a PSU - but the MXR 90 I bought on the same day does so I'll give it a go with that and see it power is the issue - this will happen tomorrow when the kids aren't in bed! 

    Appreciate the help as always....

    The Phase 90 only needs 5ma apparently. That’s 1/47th of the power needed to power the Freqout! astonished  That’s the sublime to the ridiculous. Or at least an argument in favour of analogue pedals. 

    Really sounding like you aren’t giving it enough power then. I was looking at some of the comments on TGP about the Freqout and someone on there had a similar problem with it and had to change power supply ( as his standard one only gave out 100ma) then it was fine.

    What’s the PSU that’s in with the Phase 90? From what I’ve googled the common Dunlop one is the ECB003 which provides up to 200ma. Hopefully that will be okay.

    BTW it looks like there is a doubler cable thing in with the Fueltank Jr but FFS don’t try that - it’s a voltage doubler ( not a current doubler) and will blow the Freqout up! astonished astonished [apologies if I’m just stating the bleeding obvious]


    'The Phase 90 only needs 5ma apparently. That's 1/47th of the power needed to power the Freqout! -

    Actually what that is is some pretty impressive maths!

    Its actually the Phase 95 (I couldn't cope with the pop of the EHX bad stone anymore) - but yeah - the power supply is the ECB003. 

    The issue is power - I used the PSU from Juno and it works fine! 

    I think my solution will be to buy a specific PSU just for the Freqout - the question is which one..... (not a multi power supply)

    Oh - and nothing is too obvious to me Eric! This is all new to me - I am a humble drummer playing at this guitar biz.....

    Your help is very much appreciated as always. 

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  • DesVegasDesVegas Frets: 3475
    Glad you got it going!
    trust me I'm a stomach
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  • DesVegas said:
    Glad you got it going!
    Yes thanks mate - fun pedal! 
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  • not_the_djnot_the_dj Frets: 5441


    I think my solution will be to buy a specific PSU just for the Freqout - the question is which one..... (not a multi power supply)



    True Tone One Spot will do you fine.
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  • I think my solution will be to buy a specific PSU just for the Freqout - the question is which one..... (not a multi power supply)



    True Tone One Spot will do you fine.
    Thank you
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  • I think my solution will be to buy a specific PSU just for the Freqout - the question is which one..... (not a multi power supply)



    True Tone One Spot will do you fine.
    Wait isnt that a multiple power source?
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  • not_the_djnot_the_dj Frets: 5441
    edited February 8
    This one has plenty of juice (mA) so you can daisy chain from it if you do need to run multiple pedals, but it's a single output power supply, so used to power a single pedal.

    https://www.gear4music.com/Guitar-and-Bass/Truetone-1-Spot-9V-Guitar-Pedal-Power-Supply/1PRF?origin=product-ads&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIzrjw8umW2QIVBvEbCh2ucwYlEAQYASABEgL6IvD_BwE


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  • This one has plenty of juice (mA) so you can daisy chain from it if you do need to run multiple pedals, but it's a single output power supply, so used to power a single pedal.

    https://www.gear4music.com/Guitar-and-Bass/Truetone-1-Spot-9V-Guitar-Pedal-Power-Supply/1PRF?origin=product-ads&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIzrjw8umW2QIVBvEbCh2ucwYlEAQYASABEgL6IvD_BwE


    Appreciated - that'll do for me! 
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  • VibetronicVibetronic Frets: 245
    This one has plenty of juice (mA) so you can daisy chain from it if you do need to run multiple pedals, but it's a single output power supply, so used to power a single pedal.

    https://www.gear4music.com/Guitar-and-Bass/Truetone-1-Spot-9V-Guitar-Pedal-Power-Supply/1PRF?origin=product-ads&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIzrjw8umW2QIVBvEbCh2ucwYlEAQYASABEgL6IvD_BwE


    Appreciated - that'll do for me! 
    I may be a bit late, but have you bought this yet? Reason for asking is I'm pretty sure I somehow ended up with 2 power supplies for my freqout, so I think I still have a spare knocking about if you want it.
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  • This one has plenty of juice (mA) so you can daisy chain from it if you do need to run multiple pedals, but it's a single output power supply, so used to power a single pedal.

    https://www.gear4music.com/Guitar-and-Bass/Truetone-1-Spot-9V-Guitar-Pedal-Power-Supply/1PRF?origin=product-ads&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIzrjw8umW2QIVBvEbCh2ucwYlEAQYASABEgL6IvD_BwE


    Appreciated - that'll do for me! 
    I may be a bit late, but have you bought this yet? Reason for asking is I'm pretty sure I somehow ended up with 2 power supplies for my freqout, so I think I still have a spare knocking about if you want it.
    Thanks @Vibetronic - I haven't bought it yet...... did you get a power supply with your freqout? I didn't..... But yes, if you have a spare, I'd be very interested in buying it.....

    Cheers
    James.  
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  • VibetronicVibetronic Frets: 245
    This one has plenty of juice (mA) so you can daisy chain from it if you do need to run multiple pedals, but it's a single output power supply, so used to power a single pedal.

    https://www.gear4music.com/Guitar-and-Bass/Truetone-1-Spot-9V-Guitar-Pedal-Power-Supply/1PRF?origin=product-ads&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIzrjw8umW2QIVBvEbCh2ucwYlEAQYASABEgL6IvD_BwE


    Appreciated - that'll do for me! 
    I may be a bit late, but have you bought this yet? Reason for asking is I'm pretty sure I somehow ended up with 2 power supplies for my freqout, so I think I still have a spare knocking about if you want it.
    Thanks @Vibetronic - I haven't bought it yet...... did you get a power supply with your freqout? I didn't..... But yes, if you have a spare, I'd be very interested in buying it.....

    Cheers
    James.  
    I didn't either - I bought a separate one online, before finding an old one in a drawer that I thought would probably work, and it did. Unfortunately the one new one I got is rubbish - I've just tried it now for the first time and it doesn't power the pedal up at all. Really sorry, I'd have passed it on for free if it actually functioned! 
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  • This one has plenty of juice (mA) so you can daisy chain from it if you do need to run multiple pedals, but it's a single output power supply, so used to power a single pedal.

    https://www.gear4music.com/Guitar-and-Bass/Truetone-1-Spot-9V-Guitar-Pedal-Power-Supply/1PRF?origin=product-ads&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIzrjw8umW2QIVBvEbCh2ucwYlEAQYASABEgL6IvD_BwE


    Appreciated - that'll do for me! 
    I may be a bit late, but have you bought this yet? Reason for asking is I'm pretty sure I somehow ended up with 2 power supplies for my freqout, so I think I still have a spare knocking about if you want it.
    Thanks @Vibetronic - I haven't bought it yet...... did you get a power supply with your freqout? I didn't..... But yes, if you have a spare, I'd be very interested in buying it.....

    Cheers
    James.  
    I didn't either - I bought a separate one online, before finding an old one in a drawer that I thought would probably work, and it did. Unfortunately the one new one I got is rubbish - I've just tried it now for the first time and it doesn't power the pedal up at all. Really sorry, I'd have passed it on for free if it actually functioned! 



    No worries Vibetronic. Appreciate the thought. Just out of interest what is the PSU you use that works effectively with the pedal?
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  • VibetronicVibetronic Frets: 245
    This one has plenty of juice (mA) so you can daisy chain from it if you do need to run multiple pedals, but it's a single output power supply, so used to power a single pedal.

    https://www.gear4music.com/Guitar-and-Bass/Truetone-1-Spot-9V-Guitar-Pedal-Power-Supply/1PRF?origin=product-ads&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIzrjw8umW2QIVBvEbCh2ucwYlEAQYASABEgL6IvD_BwE


    Appreciated - that'll do for me! 
    I may be a bit late, but have you bought this yet? Reason for asking is I'm pretty sure I somehow ended up with 2 power supplies for my freqout, so I think I still have a spare knocking about if you want it.
    Thanks @Vibetronic - I haven't bought it yet...... did you get a power supply with your freqout? I didn't..... But yes, if you have a spare, I'd be very interested in buying it.....

    Cheers
    James.  
    I didn't either - I bought a separate one online, before finding an old one in a drawer that I thought would probably work, and it did. Unfortunately the one new one I got is rubbish - I've just tried it now for the first time and it doesn't power the pedal up at all. Really sorry, I'd have passed it on for free if it actually functioned! 



    No worries Vibetronic. Appreciate the thought. Just out of interest what is the PSU you use that works effectively with the pedal?
    hmm. Doesn't appear to have a name; stuff on the back says: model - MKA - 91000UK, Input: 230V AC 50hZ, Output: 9V AC 1000mA, if that's of any use. I think it's the 1000mA output that's the relevant bit. Pedal works fine with this one.

    The one I got from Amazon was by 'myvolt' and it's not clear on the back what the output is actually supposed to be. Whatever it is, it's rubbish!
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  • This one has plenty of juice (mA) so you can daisy chain from it if you do need to run multiple pedals, but it's a single output power supply, so used to power a single pedal.

    https://www.gear4music.com/Guitar-and-Bass/Truetone-1-Spot-9V-Guitar-Pedal-Power-Supply/1PRF?origin=product-ads&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIzrjw8umW2QIVBvEbCh2ucwYlEAQYASABEgL6IvD_BwE


    Appreciated - that'll do for me! 
    I may be a bit late, but have you bought this yet? Reason for asking is I'm pretty sure I somehow ended up with 2 power supplies for my freqout, so I think I still have a spare knocking about if you want it.
    Thanks @Vibetronic - I haven't bought it yet...... did you get a power supply with your freqout? I didn't..... But yes, if you have a spare, I'd be very interested in buying it.....

    Cheers
    James.  
    I didn't either - I bought a separate one online, before finding an old one in a drawer that I thought would probably work, and it did. Unfortunately the one new one I got is rubbish - I've just tried it now for the first time and it doesn't power the pedal up at all. Really sorry, I'd have passed it on for free if it actually functioned! 



    No worries Vibetronic. Appreciate the thought. Just out of interest what is the PSU you use that works effectively with the pedal?
    hmm. Doesn't appear to have a name; stuff on the back says: model - MKA - 91000UK, Input: 230V AC 50hZ, Output: 9V AC 1000mA, if that's of any use. I think it's the 1000mA output that's the relevant bit. Pedal works fine with this one.

    The one I got from Amazon was by 'myvolt' and it's not clear on the back what the output is actually supposed to be. Whatever it is, it's rubbish!
    Cheers mate - thanks for your help
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  • So I got an isolated power supply for this and still it doesn't work!

    The pedal seems to work - the red light at the side comes on and it is fine in bypass but when I press the foot switch nothing happens...... this is the third unit I've tried......

    Frustrated! I must be doing something wrong!.....

    Help 
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  • would it need a battery in it as well as the PSU?
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  • martmart Frets: 2631
    What current does your PSU supply? @Vibetronic ‘s lists the output as 1000mA - what is the number of mA (or A) on yours?
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