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  • Caleb_Elling
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    Originally posted by richsimo View Post
    Dear Caleb_Elling

    my technician had the oportunity to check other X-Bridge against mine.
    The difference is crazy.
    My bridge sound until 1 and the other one sounds to 10 without any problem or Ctrl-X added.
    He tolds me that piezo has possibly been stored in a humidity place which is mortal for them.
    I live in Argentina and buyed the bridge at Ebay.
    They did not try to solve my problem, telling me that item was fatory-sealed and fully tested by LR Baggs so i would like to know how to solve my problem.
    Maybe, i could buy spare piezos (none of them works, even separatelly) from you?
    Please advise
    many thanks
    It may be a good idea if your technician can send me a few pictures of the installation and bridge. Then I may be able to find the fault. We do extensive testing on those at multiple stages of production, so if the box was sealed, the issue would most likely be in the set up of the bridge.

    My direct email is [email protected].

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  • richsimo
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    Dear Caleb_Elling

    my technician had the oportunity to check other X-Bridge against mine.
    The difference is crazy.
    My bridge sound until 1 and the other one sounds to 10 without any problem or Ctrl-X added.
    He tolds me that piezo has possibly been stored in a humidity place which is mortal for them.
    I live in Argentina and buyed the bridge at Ebay.
    They did not try to solve my problem, telling me that item was fatory-sealed and fully tested by LR Baggs so i would like to know how to solve my problem.
    Maybe, i could buy spare piezos (none of them works, even separatelly) from you?
    Please advise
    many thanks

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  • richsimo
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    Originally posted by Caleb_Elling View Post

    The X-Bridge is a passive pickup, so it will require an external preamp in order to operate correctly, if the CTRL-X is not used. If you wire the X-Bridge in stereo with the provided jack, and you run the bridge signal into a preamp, the system should work correctly.
    Many Thanks. Unfortunately, vendor did not mention this so i have to spend more money to get it work. I would evaluate purchase in a different way knowing this issue.

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  • Caleb_Elling
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    Originally posted by richsimo View Post
    Dear @Caleb_Elling
    I recently bought an X-Bridge system that I would like to use with my Fernandes Stratocaster.
    I sent both to my personal technician during the last 20 years to do the installation correctly.
    He discovered that the piezo pickup has very little volume in each "string".
    He already tried several ways to connect it even making a direct connection to an amplifier.
    In all cases, the result is the same: a poor volume even with an amplifier running.
    We are not using X preamp.
    Please advise
    Thanks in advance and best regards
    The X-Bridge is a passive pickup, so it will require an external preamp in order to operate correctly, if the CTRL-X is not used. If you wire the X-Bridge in stereo with the provided jack, and you run the bridge signal into a preamp, the system should work correctly.

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  • richsimo
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    Dear @Caleb_Elling
    I recently bought an X-Bridge system that I would like to use with my Fernandes Stratocaster.
    I sent both to my personal technician during the last 20 years to do the installation correctly.
    He discovered that the piezo pickup has very little volume in each "string".
    He already tried several ways to connect it even making a direct connection to an amplifier.
    In all cases, the result is the same: a poor volume even with an amplifier running.
    We are not using X preamp.
    Please advise
    Thanks in advance and best regards

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  • Caleb_Elling
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    Originally posted by deerpark1951 View Post
    Help needed with M-80 and Venue DI.

    I am using the M-80 + Venue DI. I have the M-80 in active mode into the Venue Di. I found if the Gain is set too high on the Venue DI it causes the tone of the guitar to be harsh and unpleasant. Are the best results achieved with the M-80 in passive mode to the Venue DI? I am taking the output of the Venue Di into a powered speaker/PA. I read the Venue DI is at unity gain at about the 10 o'clock position. I know the M-80 and the Venue DI both are nice pieces of equipment, but I think I might be misusing them. My worry is with the M-80 in active mode with EQ and gain and then into the Venue DI with more gain and EQ messing the signal up. Help is appreciated.
    Playing with the input gain on the Venue is a very important part of getting the best sound possible. Everyone is different, but I definitely prefer to back the gain off a bit. I like to peak the LED in the yellow, rather than the red. It sounds better to my ears.

    You can try using the M80 in passive mode, which will bypass the internal EQ of the M80. Some people prefer it "flat" so they can use their own EQ from scratch.

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  • deerpark1951
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    Help needed with M-80 and Venue DI.

    I am using the M-80 + Venue DI. I have the M-80 in active mode into the Venue Di. I found if the Gain is set too high on the Venue DI it causes the tone of the guitar to be harsh and unpleasant. Are the best results achieved with the M-80 in passive mode to the Venue DI? I am taking the output of the Venue Di into a powered speaker/PA. I read the Venue DI is at unity gain at about the 10 o'clock position. I know the M-80 and the Venue DI both are nice pieces of equipment, but I think I might be misusing them. My worry is with the M-80 in active mode with EQ and gain and then into the Venue DI with more gain and EQ messing the signal up. Help is appreciated.

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  • Caleb_Elling
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    Originally posted by bbrothers224 View Post
    Hi there,

    I'm a newbie and I have an iMix system installed on my Huss and Dalton guitar and I have a question. Other than the 9 volt battery that's pretty obvious to find...is there any other battery installed inside the preamp that has to be changed? Like one of those flat watch type batteries? If so...how can it be changed? Any videos showing how to do this?
    In the iMix, the 9v battery is the only one. The flat-coin batteries are used in other products, but not the iMix.

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  • bbrothers224
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    Hi there,

    I'm a newbie and I have an iMix system installed on my Huss and Dalton guitar and I have a question. Other than the 9 volt battery that's pretty obvious to find...is there any other battery installed inside the preamp that has to be changed? Like one of those flat watch type batteries? If so...how can it be changed? Any videos showing how to do this?

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  • Caleb_Elling
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    Hey Wonderfulremark,
    Thanks for posting. If you want to send me an email at [email protected], I will see what I can do to help you out.

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  • Wonderfulremark
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    Would it be possible to score a screw for my venue Di?

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  • Caleb_Elling
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    It's hard to test something like noise without specific equipment or a know-good unit for comparison. Are you experiencing noise still?

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  • DenKoren
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    Treble pot clicked under pressure and sound appeared

    Originally posted by Caleb_Elling View Post
    Hey DenKoren,
    That part is intentionally bridged. So don't separate them.

    The only thing that I've seen before that would cause a Gigpro to not work out of the box is if the treble pot was damaged or dropped during shipping. If you press on the top of the treble pot or wiggle it, you may get sound to cut in or out. If that is the problem, then the unit should be replaced.
    Thanks for your answer and for advice that probably solved my problem!

    I tried to press on treble pot. It clicked softly and the sound appeared. So, now the device works even without pressure, but I'm not sure this strange thing not affected the quality of sound. Is it possible?
    Treble pot works, it has no problems with visible connections and it not clicks under pressure any more.

    It's my first preamp, so I don't know what level of background noise is normal for such devices. Is there any way to check it at home?

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  • Caleb_Elling
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    Hey DenKoren,
    That part is intentionally bridged. So don't separate them.

    The only thing that I've seen before that would cause a Gigpro to not work out of the box is if the treble pot was damaged or dropped during shipping. If you press on the top of the treble pot or wiggle it, you may get sound to cut in or out. If that is the problem, then the unit should be replaced.

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  • DenKoren
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    New gigpro problems out of the box. Need photo of the board.

    I bought a new LR Baggs GigPro for my harp and it seems broken (I can't get sound from it's out, however the direct connection to instrument with the same cables is OK (the battery is new, after cable plug in to input diode starts to light with red color, everything seems OK, but I have no signal from output). Adjustments do not change situation: volume, gain, Treb, Bass, Trim - nothing changes the signal.

    I disassembled my GigPro to look for signals with multimeter and after inspection of the board I found something strange.
    There is an extra tin connection between the mount point of Gain regulator and the closest resistor. I don't know wether they should be connected or not, but for me it seems the mustn't.

    Here is an anomaly I'm talking about.


    Can anybody take a photo of GigPro board and show me if there is the same connection on working device. I think this connection can be the reason of problems with my device.

    I can break this connection if it should not be there, but I'm not sure. So, if some of L.R.Baggs staff here knows this connection shouldn't be there, please tell me.

    P.S.: I bought device through internet from another country, so I have no L.R. Baggs official shop or office I can send my device for replacement, so I'm looking for other easy way to make it work before sending it back abroad.

    Thank you for your help!

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