Drive pedal low output

jmilla

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Hi all,

I am having some issues with my overdrive pedals my lovepedal zen drive red dot and my morning glory v3 are very low on output. I have tried different power sources and cables and I have to basically max them both out to reach unity gain. Any ideas on why and how to fix this?
 

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Are you trying to use them as boosters? I've had a few dirt boxes that are very low volume with the gain turned down. If they are still that quiet with the gain turned up, perhaps you aren't giving them enough power.
 

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Are you trying to use them as boosters? I've had a few dirt boxes that are very low volume with the gain turned down. If they are still that quiet with the gain turned up, perhaps you aren't giving them enough power.
I keep thinking they aren’t getting enough power also but have tried different power supplies and my bd2 has plenty of volume. It’s totally puzzling me.
 

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Double checked cables and connectors?
Have you tested voltages produced from power supply?
Are the pots (volume, gain, etc) on the unit behaving normally?

Edit: checked and cleaned input/output jacks ?
 
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Pots are normal. 3 different power supplies. Pot always was like this but morning glory and zendrive are newly like this.
 




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