Is the Maxon CS505 REALLY this noisy?
Old 17th February 2011
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Is the Maxon CS505 REALLY this noisy?

Okay, so I got a CS505 (the purple rectangular model with the usual stompswitch) off of craigslist and I'm really thinking that this guy sold me a damaged model.

This thing is noisy as HELL. I get so much distortion on it when running my synths through it I can barely discern the chorus effect.

Is this how this model is or do you think maybe the seller performed some kind of mod?

Please let me know.

Thank you.
Old 17th February 2011
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This thing is noisy as HELL. I get so much distortion on it when running my synths through it I can barely discern the chorus effect.
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Is it noisy and distiorting or do you mean the distortion is noisey ?
Either way, I'm guessing there's an impedance missmatch as the pedal is designed for guitars- not line level.
Trying turning down the synth.
Old 22nd February 2011
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Is it noisy and distiorting or do you mean the distortion is noisey ?
Either way, I'm guessing there's an impedance missmatch as the pedal is designed for guitars- not line level.
Trying turning down the synth.
I actually don't have the synth up that loud. And, I literally have to crank the levels on my return channel to get a decent sound out of it. Maybe it's actually the other way around (in regards to the impedance).

Either way, I'm gonna post some samples to let you guys hear what I'm talking about.
Old 29th April 2011
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You were right Acid Mitch, I was going too loud into the CS 505. Thanks.
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