Longtime lurker and owner of H9; I am having an issue recently…..
My main amplifier is a Fender EVH 5153 1×12 50W combo; love the amp. For the past two years I have run the H9 in the effects loop with no issues at all. Recently the amp went in for service (cleaning; couple of tubes; etc) and now when I plug in my gear the H9 is sucking everything dry….I mean just by plugging it in I get little to no volume at all out of the amp even with everything maxed.
After doing some research it seems this is actually a common issue but the question is why did this not happen before for the past couple of years? Why all of the sudden now? I changed nothing else in my chain….I literally unplug three cables from the amp (effects send, effects return, and main input); unplug power; put the cover on; and take it to my guy…..when it came back just put it back in its place and reconnected.
Would love some help……if I cannot run the H9 in the loop all of the sudden I would be really disappointed as for me at least I am not fond of how it sounds in front of the amp.