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  • HELP! Element Active Distortion - Emerald Amicus

    When I first plugged it in this morning, sounded great. Did nothing to volume onboard or signal path....after about 2 minutes ended up distorting. I turn down the volume onboard and it still distorts. No spikes on VU, flat eq, no effects. This system has been working flawlessly at all volumes, playing styles, etc. but now some bug has crept into the works :-(

    Here's troubleshooting to date:

    - Check battery voltage. 9.04 VDC. Replace battery, still distorts
    - Replace battery #2, still distorts
    - Replace cable, still distorts
    - Plug X20 guitar into both cables - Cables fine
    - Plug into two different amps. Distortion on both

    I have NO idea what
    Last edited by schoonerman; 03-27-2019, 01:12 PM.

  • #2
    Have you tried a new battery?

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    • #3
      Yes...two of them in fact. No help. It's like something is buildup over a period of a couple of minutes and shorts it out?

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      • #4
        How old is the guitar? Are you the first owner?

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        • #5
          Turns out it's a bad preamp. 5 months old....kaput :-(

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          • #6
            OK,
            If you haven't reached out to Emerald yet, it would be a good idea. If you need to get that repaired or replaced through us, just let me know at tech@lrbaggs.com.

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