Think I fried my Frexbox :(

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Pantherairsoft
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Think I fried my Frexbox :(

Post by Pantherairsoft » Sun May 06, 2012 3:16 pm

I was experiencing some unwanted noise in my signal chain so started the process of isolating each pedal from my pedalboard one by one...

It came the turn of the Freqbox. I plugged in a Moog PSU and powered up. There a strangle whining noise, not from the pedal but from the PSU... Then I got a static/electric shock from the cable jacks connected to the Freqbox! I quickly powered down and changed to another Moog PSU (I have 5 as I own 5 foogers!). Thankfully no noise.

Freqbox powered up and bypass let's the signal through fine. Turn the pedal on and my clean/dry signal is there, BUT none of the Freqbox/VCO sound. It basically seems the faulty PSU has killed the VCO!?

The mix knob on the pedal now basically blends from dry to silent! :(
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Re: Think I fried my Frexbox :(

Post by EricK » Sun May 06, 2012 9:02 pm

Does the level light reflect the input signal or is it constantly on or off?
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Re: Think I fried my Frexbox :(

Post by Pantherairsoft » Sun May 06, 2012 10:19 pm

Hey,

I'll need to check when I get back to the studio but I 'think' it was reacting normally. It may of been always on (certainly not always off) but I do think it was reacting my input fine.
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Re: Think I fried my Frexbox :(

Post by jeepo » Thu May 10, 2012 1:39 pm

I've had my freqbox cut out like you described a couple times. All I did was cycle the power and all was normal again. I haven't had that problem since I moved from that house, so I think power issues can do weird things to the freqbox, but mine's not fried, and hopefully yours is not either.
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Re: Think I fried my Frexbox :(

Post by Pantherairsoft » Wed May 23, 2012 5:10 pm

Seems it was some damaged components caused by a failing power supply.

This has been repaired and it now working full bore again...! WIN. Good day to receive a repaired big of Moog gear... makes me feel like I was celebrating Bobs birthday :)
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