Accidentally killed my Horse

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  1. Alamo

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    It was golden and a good ride so far. The Mosky Golden Horse - mini pedal.

    I'm $25 sad :(
    I was re-arranging my mini pedal board and had a reverse power cable in line. bye bye.
    it still passes the sound in the off position.
    is there any cure besides buying a new one?

    the same had happend with my Rowan Trelicopter Trem pedal.

    I'm slightly bummed.
     
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    You’re asking for someone to talk you out of buying a new pedal?
     
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  4. Alamo

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    I like to repair stuff if I can, but I'm also a serial buyer :D
     
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    You can do both.
     
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  7. J-Flanders

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    Pedals usually have a reverse polarity protection diode (wired in parallel or series) at the input of the power supply.
    Most likely the diode has overheated or the fuse/fusible resistor when used in parallel is burnt. Check/replace either one.
    If there was no reverse polarity protection, it's not worth the effort trying to fix a 25$ pedal. Even less so if it's all smd.
     
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    I’ve seen some crazy things here such as a 20 year old cow have a calf so I figured it wasn’t out of the question that a member may have actually killed their horse

    Was is @d barham ‘s cow? Old number (mumbles something that sounds like a number)?
     
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    Perfect time to step up to the Ceriatone Centura.
     
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    You're looking right in the face of a new gear purchase and complaining?
     
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    Maybe upgrade to the Silver Horse?
    Don't remember why, but the Silver supposedly does something the Golden doesn't do....anyone know?
    I have the Silver, but only played one very short gig with it so far. ;)
     
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  13. teleplayr

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    I worked in electronics for many years. That component was called a "Pico fuse" and doesn't look like your typical fuse. Break out your multi-meter and start testing components.
     
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    Maybe mark that reverse polarity cable with some nail polish, a tape tag, band-aid, or similar...
     
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    That, I'd do right away.
     
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  16. Alamo

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    I just did mark it with neo-orange tape.
    now I used two reverse cables to reverse the reverse again.
    They were brand new, never used and still had the twisty wire on them - also unmarked. I learned the hard way.
    I only needed a small extension to get around the Joyo AS

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  17. Alamo

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    I think the Silver Horse has a mini toggle switch.
    I had one on order when they were new for 17 bucks or some rediculous low price.
    then they cancelled my order for some reason.
    I'll try again.
     
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  18. Lies&Distortion

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    Beats being $200+ sad.
    I spray painted a couple 18v power supply leads I have, bright red to avoid such things.
    I hate tossing stuff out, but no way would I personally try to fix one of those. Decent pedals, I have the little silver one.
     
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    Looks like it could be as simple as replacing D2*, unless U3 (and maybe possibly U2 and U1) got damaged in the process:

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    ...Even though it is indeed SMD and only $25, I'd probably keep it for a rainy day repair project. With a little bit of ingenuity, D2* could probably be replaced in 10 minutes or less.

    *I'm guessing that D3 and D4 are used for doubling of the voltage, while D2 looks like it's specifically for polarity protection. Not sure if D3 or D4 could have been damaged in the process, so they'll possibly need to be checked, too.
     
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  20. Lies&Distortion

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    Looking at that, couldn't hurt to try, for sure.

    I have been liking the mild boost/clean-ish sounds I get from humbuckers into Klone pedals lately. Been using a VFE Merman that never excited me with single coil pickups. Just tried the Silver Pony, I was able to get it to sound pretty close. The Merman sounds a little clearer. I like the Silver Pony into a Muff better though, nice squeaky harmonics.
     
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