Great beer. And best barbeque around.Do the math to rule out mA overuse. See if it's possible you exceeded the 1700mA that the 1Spot provides.
Other than that, you'll need to duplicate the problem with the exact set up, otherwise it's just an anomaly. Just another blip in an otherwise perfect acoustic pub gig (with good beer I hope)
I had a bad experience with a Donner ‘Deluxe’ tuner. The first one sent was useless, wouldn’t track a single string. The second one had a bad display. I lost $40, contributed to electronic waste and learned a lesson with these cheap pedals.Bad reputation?
Yup, it just slowly stopped working. First the mando, last the dread. But its screen didn't dim.Your trouble-shooting is incomplete but it sounds like you've determined that the tuner pedal is ok so the problem is somewhere else. Keep looking. Did the tuner behave the same with all 4 instruments? Blaming the 1Spot outright is too simple...
That looks like a re-branded Snark. Wouldn't surprise me if Thomann got Snark to make them a house-brand version.Since a headstock tuner saved the day... let me once again plug my fave here...
This thing has no build quality to speak of. I'm afraid I'll break it by sneezing at it.
However... functionally it's so damn good I bought a spare!
Steady and precise tuning. Nothing more, nothing less. None of the almost-almost-almost-suddenwildjumptosomewhere
which almost all cable-connected tuners I've used are guilty of. Yes, TU-3... you may be an industry standard
but I'm definitely looking at you too here! After the CTC-50 your performance was underwhelming at best.
Most headstock tuners seem to come with that "suddenwildjumptosomewhere" feature built in as well.None of the almost-almost-almost-suddenwildjumptosomewhere which almost all cable-connected tuners I've used are guilty of. Yes, TU-3... you may be an industry standard but I'm definitely looking at you too here! After the CTC-50 your performance was underwhelming at best.
I'm a One Spot guy. I have had some pedal combinations give me problems that seemed to be solved by changing the order of the pedals. I have no idea why that mattered. The tuner is always first for me as well.No, I've also had problems with a 1spot and more than 4 pedals. Other people may not, but it depends which pedals are there.
I've had the exact same thing happen to me with my TU-3. No idea what happened. It just stopped registering notes. I jiggled, the cables, etc, to no avail and so ended up unplugging it and played without it. When I got home, I plugged it in again and it's been working perfectly ever since...At an acoustic pub gig last night, my tuner worked well at first but slowly ran more and more poorly until it wasn't tuning at all. The display remained bright, but notes didn't register at all when I plucked a string.
So I switched to a headstock tuner and just used the pedal for muting for the rest of the night.
Today I took the tuner off the pedal board and tried it solo — just guitar > cable > pedal. It worked pefectly.
It's a fairly new Tomsline AT-07 tuner. The power was via a Truetone 1 Spot and daisy chain.
The pedal chain: four acoustic instruments > four 1/4" cables > four EQ pedals > one ABCD box > tuner > preamp > XLR cable > PA
So I'm wondering: Does the placement of a pedal tuner in the chain make a difference?
Or do I need a new pedal?