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Becca
post May 26 2014, 05:32 PM
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Just discovered my Morley Wah is responsible for my occasional signal loss. Every now and then, for some arcane reason it pushes my Planet Waves patch lead plug out of the socket. Just a little,possibly 1mm or so but its enough to break the signal. Suddenly everything stops, zero sound from amp. Its done this 2 or 3 times so far but luckily just at practice. Anyone had this happen to them or know of a quick fix? Its one of my fave pedals too.


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post May 26 2014, 06:03 PM
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Yes, I have had that happen. I don't know if specifically with a Morley pedal or not though.
Unfortunately, because SO MUCH electronic gear is manufactured in so many different places - with varying degrees of measurement oversight, there are discrepancies in the actual size of 1/4" jacks - both the male and female ends. I have a few cables that don't fit perfectly into some pedal jacks. I've also heard that many US pedal/amp/guitar builders recognize that this can be a problem.


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post May 26 2014, 06:39 PM
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I ran sound for a guy who had cable problems. He swore to me that he bought the wrong sized 1/4" cable. Bough a 'cheap japanese" 1/4". Seemed odd to me, but we looked at it, and it was juuuuuust slightly smaller than the input of his acoustic. Oddest thing I have ever seen.

I HAVE seen some cables having bulky or different shaped plugs that don't work pedals that have a recessed input. Try a new cable first.

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Yes, I have had that happen. I don't know if specifically with a Morley pedal or not though.
Unfortunately, because SO MUCH electronic gear is manufactured in so many different places - with varying degrees of measurement oversight, there are discrepancies in the actual size of 1/4" jacks - both the male and female ends. I have a few cables that don't fit perfectly into some pedal jacks. I've also heard that many US pedal/amp/guitar builders recognize that this can be a problem.



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post May 26 2014, 11:10 PM
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Thank you Ken and CJ. I notice that the Morley socket provides a really tight fit to the Planet Waves plugs I use. All the other pedals feel normal when I plug them in but the Morley I have to really really push to get it in. Now I just pulled out a spare PW plug and laid it on my desk next to a cheap moulded patch lead (JHS pack of 5for £1.99) and there is a marked difference in diameter. The PW are ,to my old eyes at least, close to a mm thicker. I can only assume that the Morley socket is within its narrower tolerance range and PW plugs are at the upper tolerance. Weird how I never came across this before, I have swapped the PW for the cheapy one now and, of course,am getting a little signal noise. Any recommendations for a patch lead manufacturer that is likely to fit the Morley and is as good as PW?


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post May 27 2014, 01:07 AM
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Totally a weird thing right?

This is the cable from your guitar to your wah? or just a small patch cable?

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Thank you Ken and CJ. I notice that the Morley socket provides a really tight fit to the Planet Waves plugs I use. All the other pedals feel normal when I plug them in but the Morley I have to really really push to get it in. Now I just pulled out a spare PW plug and laid it on my desk next to a cheap moulded patch lead (JHS pack of 5for £1.99) and there is a marked difference in diameter. The PW are ,to my old eyes at least, close to a mm thicker. I can only assume that the Morley socket is within its narrower tolerance range and PW plugs are at the upper tolerance. Weird how I never came across this before, I have swapped the PW for the cheapy one now and, of course,am getting a little signal noise. Any recommendations for a patch lead manufacturer that is likely to fit the Morley and is as good as PW?



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post May 29 2014, 04:57 PM
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QUOTE (SeeJay @ May 27 2014, 12:07 AM) *
Totally a weird thing right?

This is the cable from your guitar to your wah? or just a small patch cable?

Totally weird. It's just a 6" patch cable from my EHX Riddle to the Wah.
BTW CJ my new Grandson was born on tuesday. Mum and Baby both well.8lb 3oz. Your new arrival is imminent too I think. Lots of good wishes at you and your partner.


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post May 29 2014, 08:40 PM
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My little girl was born Monday morning. Both mom and baby are doing fantastic. It's our first, so we had no idea what to expect, but everything went fantastic.

Thanks for asking. We're getting some photos done next week and the photographer wants to incorporate guitars and such in a few pictures. Can't say no to that. tongue.gif tongue.gif tongue.gif Maybe I'll make a post.

QUOTE (Becca @ May 29 2014, 03:57 PM) *
Totally weird. It's just a 6" patch cable from my EHX Riddle to the Wah.
BTW CJ my new Grandson was born on tuesday. Mum and Baby both well.8lb 3oz. Your new arrival is imminent too I think. Lots of good wishes at you and your partner.



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post May 29 2014, 09:20 PM
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Congratulations Seejay!


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post May 29 2014, 09:36 PM
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QUOTE (SeeJay @ May 29 2014, 07:40 PM) *
My little girl was born Monday morning. Both mom and baby are doing fantastic. It's our first, so we had no idea what to expect, but everything went fantastic.

Thanks for asking. We're getting some photos done next week and the photographer wants to incorporate guitars and such in a few pictures. Can't say no to that. tongue.gif tongue.gif tongue.gif Maybe I'll make a post.

Congratulations Fella. I am pleased it went well and both mum and baby are well. And what do you mean Maybe? Of course you must post some pics. Loving the guitar theme of the photo shoot. Very very cool.


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