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Godin ACS-SA problem with 1/4" output


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Try bypassing the 1/4 jack. It's supposed to be a switch jack [power on when plugged in/power off with nothing] and something could have gotten funky.

 

Make sure all the connectors are seated properly. If it was working before, there's not much that can go wrong other than the inter-connections.

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and something could have gotten funky.


Make sure all the connectors are seated properly. If it was working before, there's not much that can go wrong other than the inter-connections.

 

A loose connection is my thought too, but everything is on a printboard, not loose wires or something like that.

 

Godin isn't very helpful, they just suggest to let it service, but that's my last resort, I like fixing it myself :cool:

 

I'm contacting the makers of the pickup and see if they have a suggestion...

 

It's not the same problem as mentioned in the other forum, I had that too and a new battery solved that.

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This may be obvious, but did you try a different 1/4" cable to the amp? Having done that, then did you try a different amp input?

 

Thanks,

it was the first thing I tried. With the same cable and amp it works when I plug in the midi cable.

 

I got a reply from rmcpickup within 30min with 2 possible problems.

It should be one or 2 transistors that died. I will have someone swap them for me.

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Thanks,

it was the first thing I tried. With the same cable and amp it works when I plug in the midi cable.


I got a reply from rmcpickup within 30min with 2 possible problems.

It should be one or 2 transistors that died. I will have someone swap them for me.

 

Wow! That is great service! Almost unheard of today for someone to support you doing your own component-level troubleshooting. Replacing a couple trannys is easy if you are handy and have a pencil-type soldering iron. Good luck. Did he offer to email you a schematic?

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Yeah, Richard Mc is a first-class act.

 

He is absolutely.

 

Thing is i changed the 2 transistors and then nothing still worked. I took it to a local reapirman and the transistors were still good, so bad luck. I'll know more thursday.

Anyone know how I can find the electronic schemes?

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What synth are you running the GK [13 pin] through?

 

My GR-33 has a Guitar Out jack that may run a straight signal from your guitar's preamp out. I'd play around with that for a bit. The point being, if you can get a guitar signal out through you synth then it points more to an output issue [i.e. wiring] inside your guitar.

 

It's tough trouble-shooting this stuff long distance. Good luck.

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Dual guitar output is not working.


When I use dual output, the 1/4 jack output from the guitar dies when the 13 pin jack is in. If I remove the 13 pin jack, the 1/4 jack output functions. I find it weird, by right the dual output should work separately esp plugged to 2 separate amplifiers. Anyone experienced this? Any thoughts?

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