Holy FUCK! Brian made me a custom pedal!!!!!!!!!!!



Moderator: smallsnd/bigsnd

Holy FUCK! Brian made me a custom pedal!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby Jwar » Tue May 03, 2011 4:21 pm

Ok, so I just plugged my 4545 straight into my bass rig so that I could give it a couple more goes (I was planning on getting rid of it because I wasn't getting what I wanted out of it). 4545 plugged in with a normal Boss 9v adapter, so nothing unusual. I noticed it wasn't doing anything when I engaged the pedal. I turned the knobs, flipped the switches and nothing. It was like I was plugged into the amp without any pedals. I started to freak a bit and pulled the back off the pedal. As soon as I did I was hit by a small cloud of smoke. :omg: :omg: :omg: :omg:

Upon closer inspection, it looks like the output jack has a wire that is a little brownish, like maybe it was melted somehow. It even smells like smoke still. What do I do???????? Never had anything like this happen with a pedal before. Help me Brian! HELP!!!!!!!!!

No but seriously. What can I do? This sucks.

Gut shot. You can't really see it, but the white wire coming from the board to the output jack has slight brown staining on it right where it meet the jack.
Image
Last edited by Jwar on Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:08 am, edited 1 time in total.
"I do not have the ability to think rationally 90% of the time and I also change my mind at the drop of a hat".

-JWAR :)
Jwar

User avatar
Cosmic of BILF
Cosmic of BILF
 
Posts: 17580
Joined: Thu Dec 02, 2010 7:18 pm
Location: Inside your mother

Re: Holy FUCK! My 4545 had smoke come out of it!

Postby smallsnd/bigsnd » Tue May 03, 2011 5:18 pm

that's not good.
um ok please mail it to me and i'll figure out what's going on/build you a new one. i don't think that brownish stain is an issue, but i'll know when i see it. normal boss 9v adapter was center negative DC right? ok email me.
smallsnd/bigsnd

User avatar
IAMILFFAMOUS
IAMILFFAMOUS
 
Posts: 3981
Joined: Sat Nov 29, 2008 12:57 pm

Re: Holy FUCK! My 4545 had smoke come out of it!

Postby smallsnd/bigsnd » Tue May 03, 2011 5:36 pm

or call. 908 405 2615
smallsnd/bigsnd

User avatar
IAMILFFAMOUS
IAMILFFAMOUS
 
Posts: 3981
Joined: Sat Nov 29, 2008 12:57 pm

Re: Holy FUCK! My 4545 had smoke come out of it!

Postby Jwar » Tue May 03, 2011 6:35 pm

Just shot you an e-mail! Thanks Brian!
"I do not have the ability to think rationally 90% of the time and I also change my mind at the drop of a hat".

-JWAR :)
Jwar

User avatar
Cosmic of BILF
Cosmic of BILF
 
Posts: 17580
Joined: Thu Dec 02, 2010 7:18 pm
Location: Inside your mother

Re: Holy FUCK! My 4545 had smoke come out of it!

Postby Eric! » Tue May 03, 2011 10:47 pm

Image
Eric!

User avatar
IAMILFFAMOUS
IAMILFFAMOUS
 
Posts: 6682
Joined: Sun Jun 27, 2010 1:53 am

Re: Holy FUCK! My 4545 had smoke come out of it!

Postby Fuzz_Pi » Tue May 03, 2011 11:51 pm

Dude that's pretty metal
Fuzz_Pi

User avatar
FAMOUS
FAMOUS
 
Posts: 1540
Joined: Sun Dec 19, 2010 11:28 pm
Location: Brooklyn, NY

Re: Holy FUCK! My 4545 had smoke come out of it!

Postby theavondon » Wed May 04, 2011 3:07 am

CRAZY STORY that totally happened to my fuck OD when plugged into it's own power supply. I threw away that supply, hooked it up to my onespot, and it's worked just fine ever since. :idk:
theavondon

User avatar
Supporter
Supporter
 
Posts: 10745
Joined: Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:58 am
Location: Denton, TX

Re: Holy FUCK! My 4545 had smoke come out of it!

Postby smallsnd/bigsnd » Wed May 04, 2011 9:06 am

wait wut smoke?
smallsnd/bigsnd

User avatar
IAMILFFAMOUS
IAMILFFAMOUS
 
Posts: 3981
Joined: Sat Nov 29, 2008 12:57 pm

Re: Holy FUCK! My 4545 had smoke come out of it!

Postby smallsnd/bigsnd » Wed May 04, 2011 9:14 am

um i'll just throw this out there as well. i'm not really one for closing threads, especially when it's a reliability issue, but just so everyone knows a phone call (my number is on the website under the info section), email (brian@smallsoundbigsound.com) or even PM to discuss issues with a pedal is MUCH preferred to a separate thread. not saying that's what happened in this particular situation, but sometimes people use the wrong power supply, plug things in backwards, etc. sometimes it's my fault - a wire breaks, something shorts out somehow, etc.

anyways, it's always tough to know the problem immediately and i hope that in the future people feel comfortable just writing me directly, rather than taking it to a public forum. i'm almost always quick to respond, especially when something is not working properly... big hugs. :group:

theavondon wrote:CRAZY STORY


would you write me that story?
smallsnd/bigsnd

User avatar
IAMILFFAMOUS
IAMILFFAMOUS
 
Posts: 3981
Joined: Sat Nov 29, 2008 12:57 pm

Re: Holy FUCK! My 4545 had smoke come out of it!

Postby theavondon » Wed May 04, 2011 10:04 am

smallsnd/bigsnd wrote:
theavondon wrote:CRAZY STORY


would you write me that story?

Well, there's really nothing much left to say. The pedal works fine on an actually trustworthy power supply. The untrustworthy one I used fried a pedal previously, so when the Fuck kept working perfectly even after producing smoke, I took all of this as a sign that your pedals are not only excellent sounding, but also apparently immortal. Basically, you created the Highlander, and I commend you for it. I understand why you wouldn't want negative sounding talk on a public forum, but I figured my story was, if anything, positive. I'd love to email you if you still want any more details, but I'm not quite sure if there are any more.

Oh, and :group:
theavondon

User avatar
Supporter
Supporter
 
Posts: 10745
Joined: Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:58 am
Location: Denton, TX

Re: Holy FUCK! My 4545 had smoke come out of it!

Postby smallsnd/bigsnd » Wed May 04, 2011 10:14 am

ah ok it fried another pedal previously! that's different...
well all my pedals have reverse polarity protection as well as some other filtering, etc. so you may have burned something out with the weird supply, but yeah it should work fine - i would, at some point like to replace whatever got charred in there though... just for longevity's-sake. what are the details on the first supply, if you still have it? brand? ac or dc? voltage it puts out? mA rating? etc etc. also what pedal did it fry?
smallsnd/bigsnd

User avatar
IAMILFFAMOUS
IAMILFFAMOUS
 
Posts: 3981
Joined: Sat Nov 29, 2008 12:57 pm

Re: Holy FUCK! My 4545 had smoke come out of it!

Postby hazelwould » Wed May 04, 2011 1:21 pm

Mods can we delete this thrad?
hazelwould

User avatar
IAMILFFAMOUS
IAMILFFAMOUS
 
Posts: 3590
Joined: Tue Oct 28, 2008 7:35 pm

Re: Holy FUCK! My 4545 had smoke come out of it!

Postby smallsnd/bigsnd » Wed May 04, 2011 1:44 pm

hey, i'm the mod. :cool: no need to delete, unless it makes anyone uncomfortable... it makes me a little uncomfortable, but i'm into transparency. shit happens and in my opinion it's more important how one deals with that shit...

i've built a lot of pedals and only a few of them have had issues - as well, the majority of those were from a footswitch failing - probably only 2 or 3 have been because i've done something dumb. when those issues arise i've done everything i can to make sure the person that i'm dealing with was/is happy in the end.

i'm waiting for jwar to post the "brian was super rad about this and hooked me up awesomely because of the inconvenience."
:thumb: when that happens *wink* i'll rename the thread for clarification.
smallsnd/bigsnd

User avatar
IAMILFFAMOUS
IAMILFFAMOUS
 
Posts: 3981
Joined: Sat Nov 29, 2008 12:57 pm

Re: Holy FUCK! My 4545 had smoke come out of it!

Postby theavondon » Wed May 04, 2011 3:14 pm

Oh, the power supply was a travel power supply from best buy that I had lying around. Not sure of the name, but it had a bunch of planes on he packaging. And, it previously friend an EQD Sound Shank, which was thankfully repairable.
theavondon

User avatar
Supporter
Supporter
 
Posts: 10745
Joined: Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:58 am
Location: Denton, TX

Re: Holy FUCK! My 4545 had smoke come out of it!

Postby Jwar » Thu May 05, 2011 7:09 am

Just for some clarification on my side, Brian has been totally cool about this. I apologize if making this thread was the wrong route to go. I thought it'd be a fast way to get to you, but I should have e-mailed. No idea how or why this happened, and not a big deal either. Shit happens sometimes (usually to me) but sometimes to other people too. :) lol

I luv Smallsound/Bigsound! LUV! Hard. That is all.
"I do not have the ability to think rationally 90% of the time and I also change my mind at the drop of a hat".

-JWAR :)
Jwar

User avatar
Cosmic of BILF
Cosmic of BILF
 
Posts: 17580
Joined: Thu Dec 02, 2010 7:18 pm
Location: Inside your mother

Next

Return to smallsound/bigsound



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


Sponsored Ad. (Please no inflated/repetitive clicking. Thanks!)

Advertisements help support ILF


ilovefuzz.com is not responsible for user-submitted content. Users participate at their own discretion and risk.