Hi all, first post here but I swear I did my due diligence in the searchbar and couldn't find anything. I'm running into issues splitting my guitar signal on my pedalboard and then running it back into one line. Not sure if this is just a basic no-no but it seemed like a great idea and now I have all this gear that I can't get to create the sound I envisioned.
I'm using a Livewire ABY box that works in most other positions with no problems. My signal comes in through the in, then I split into A to control my delays and B to have dry signal. I'm going for a Gilmour-kinda sound if possible, with both the delays and dry signal hitting the reverb. Then I join both signals up with a 1/4" splitter, 2 female ends to one male. Like this.
Here's my setup:
big muff pi
EQ (everything up to this point works fine)
then that runs into a Livewire ABY box
A -> volume pedal
VP -> EHX Stereo Memory Man delay
SMMH -> Holy Stain reverb (using splitter)
The B channel just goes straight from the ABY into the other half of the splitter leading to the Holy Grail.
Sorry if that was a bad explanation but here's the issue: When I play either channel separately it sounds fine, but that's not why I got the ABY. I was hoping to play them A+B, then control the delays with my Vol Pedal. But it's an awful feedback-y ringing noise that is insanely loud even when my guitar is turned all the way down. It happens on any setting, with the knobs at any position on my delay pedal. I've heard the phase "out of phase" before and I'm wondering if this is at all what's going on here? Or is there any way to fix it? Could something totally unrelated be the issue?
Please tell me someone knows because in my mind this sound was really going to kick ass. I've been sitting on my floor tangling up my pedalboard for a couple hours now and I have no progress to show except an angry girlfriend due to the shrieking of my amp.
In case it matters: I'm playing a Fender American Fat Strat into a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe 40W tube amp. Also trying with my acoustic and same results.