Noisy OBEL and loss of tone

Noisy OBEL and loss of tone

Postby slatelacy » Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:30 pm

Howdy guys. I had my OBEL wired up per the diagram on this site. It works, but I notice a good bit of noise when the loop is active along with a fair bit of "clarity" loss. Is this normal? Any advice?
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Re: Noisy OBEL and loss of tone

Postby TI4-1009 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:53 pm

Do you have an onboard buffer? How many of the pedals have a buffer?
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Re: Noisy OBEL and loss of tone

Postby slatelacy » Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:59 pm

I do. I've the one from CAE, JG-1 I think. All my pedals are running through a voodoo labs gcx pedal switcher that's supposed to be buffered.
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Re: Noisy OBEL and loss of tone

Postby TI4-1009 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:44 am

Everything sounds good if you run the same pedal chain with the same cables straight out from the guitar to the amp? More details- what guitar, before/after cavity photos?
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Re: Noisy OBEL and loss of tone

Postby Pete B. » Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:28 am

Did you try putting in a new battery?
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Re: Noisy OBEL and loss of tone

Postby tatittle » Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:49 pm

The loss of clarity could be lack of a buffer before the send of OBEL jack. Or battery per above. Maybe its in the wrong position in the circuit...that could cause noise I imagine? I find mine almost too bright with a buffer lol.
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