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Re: Vox VDL1 noise issues

Thanks for the reply Andy.
Sorry for the short description, a bit pressed for time.
The longer description is that as soon as any signal above a certain threshold reaches the input, it is enveloped in a wall of static. It is very apparent if you lightly tap on muted strings, the noise level is louder than the tapping at the output.This is not as apparent when playing guitar until first loop is completed and overdubs start, then each successive overdub the noise is amplified, so overdubs are out of the question. I tried various combinations of guitars/amps/cables and had the input effects off. The only thing that sort of worked was one preset which had a high pass filter on it which made things a bit better.
I didn't try a different supply, I will try that when I get a chance.
The problem is I got it off of craigslist so I am stuck with it. If I can't get it running I will take it apart and see if I can fix it.

From: andy butler <akbutler@tiscali.co.uk>
To: "Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com" <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
Sent: Monday, May 27, 2013 5:31 AM
Subject: Re: Vox VDL1 noise issues

Hi Eric,

I expect a faulty unit.
...but it's a weird fault

With such a short description it's not 100% certain.

Could just be the preset you're using.

Just to be 100% sure, try hitting the upper right footswitch a few times
to change preset.

Problem still there?

What if every preset is programmed by some evil previous owner?

Hold upper left and right switches down until the fx on the input turns off.

Problem still there?

Try with different psu, 9V center negative (like Boss/EH)

Problem still there?

back to the seller with it then


E Gross wrote:
> I recently picked up a Vox VDL1, it is unusable due to very high level
> of background noise that occurs as soon as strings are touched (quite
> literally, just tapping on muted strings creates a noise sound once the
> level goes above some threshold). Needless to say, it is unusable as a
> looping device.
> Has anyone else encountered noise problems with the VDL1? Any fixes?
> Thanks,
> Eric