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FDP Forum / All Other Fender Guitars and Instruments / Engager Boost problem?

Spieglass

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Aug 1st, 2019 06:09 AM   Edit   Profile  

I recently moved, only about 150 feet away. All of a sudden I have radio frequency in my signal.

After troubleshooting, it seems the only time I hear it is when my Fender Engager boost is in the signal chain. It happens without the guitar plugged in (just pressing my thumb on the cable tip does it), and I got nicer cables (which I'll now return) and it still happens.

It didn't do this in my old place, but all signs point to the Engager. Thoughts/help/any experience with this pedal?

Peegoo
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Aug 1st, 2019 06:42 AM   Edit   Profile  

While not common, this can sometimes occur when multiple gain stages are used in a signal path. It's usually due to the location itself, but there are things you can do to reduce or eliminate the problem. Here are a few suggestions:

- Move your pedalboard around in the room to see if that eliminates the problem. Sometimes two or three feet is all that's necessary

- Rearrange the signal chain; if you have a boost, overdrive, or distortion near the end of your signal path, move it to the front

- If your gainy pedal is running into the front end of your amp, and your amp has an effects loop, put the gain box in the loop

- Sometimes RF gets into your signal from the AC power. Run the problem pedal on a battery instead of using a 'wall wart' power transformer

- Get a power strip with an RF filter and plug your amp and pedal board power into that--rather than plug straight into the wall

- If your guitar cavities are not shielded, shield 'em

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(This message was last edited by Peegoo at 08:44 AM, Aug 1st, 2019)

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