James Bond Posted January 20, 2012 Share Posted January 20, 2012 This is probably a dumb question, but as much as I might know about amps and effects, I know very little about how electronics work within them.I don't use that many effects, so I've always run all of them direct instead of using the effects loop just for convenience sake. Plus, Wah and Whammy effects seem to cut through better direct anyways, as far as I can tell. Now, I got an MXR Dyna Comp for Christmas. The pedal works fine, but I noticed after I added it to my pedalboard, I was getting a lot of crackling and overheating from my amp (a JCM 2000 half-stack).I just had it re-tubed when a tube blew last month (after I heard/had similar crackling and overheating problems) so I'm positive it's not tubes again.Now, I was jamming with a friend the other day without any pedals and noticed that there wasn't any crackling. The amp worked fine. I unplugged a few pedals, leaving only my tuner, a Phase 90, and a Delay plugged in, and that also worked fine. The crackling only seems to happen with all plugged in, even if the pedals aren't engaged.So, my question is, can there be too many pedals in front of the amp? Was the Dyna Comp the final straw for how much my amp could handle?I checked and replaced some of the small patch cords connecting each pedal. My long patch cords for my guitar to the board and from the board to the amp are also fine. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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