So I recently purchased a mimiq doubler and I love how it sounds but absolutely hate that it sucks tone. In the past my pedal boards have been very simple. Wah, tremolo and maybe a chorus these are mainly plugged into a blackstar stage 60. And a peavey classic. Absolutely no issues! I have never had any issues with pedals sucking tone or anything but after adding the mimiq every thing is fine until its engaged. When its engaged it completely suck the tone away. From a full meaty crunch to a thin unpleasant sound where the low end just disappears. I've heard of guitarist using eq pedals but my experience in pedal troubles are very limited. Is this pedal worthless or can I add an eq to the board and activate it only when this pedal is active? Anyone else have issues with pedals that suck tone when active?
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Does it sound the same if you use it by itself, rather than in a chain of pedals? Maybe it's not this particular pedal, perhaps this was just one too many. Some further experimentation may be in order.
Post by thetragichero on Jan 16, 2020 9:53:40 GMT -5
details would certainly be nice played in a buffered effects loop or with 8000 feet of cable in front of the amp?
one thing that we can cross our fingers for: dues it have an internal gain trimpot like my new-to-me analog delay? i was having the opposite problem with it, where i got too much of a signal boost when turning it on. apparently it's there to tailor it for everyone's individual signal chain - neat!
Post by thetragichero on Jan 16, 2020 10:40:11 GMT -5
can you take the screws off the bottom of the mimic and take a photo of the guts? I'm hoping there's a trim pot other thought is that most wahs are REALLY funky with input and output impedances (when i was playing in a metal band the only place i could place the wah was in the effects loop... it was my only effect so i realise this won't solve your problem). can you try removing the wah and reporting back? also maybe move the mimic to first in your chain? I'm pretty sure the tc pedal is buffered