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Paul Sutherland


Placerville, California
Post  Posted 24 Jan 2023 10:22 pm    
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My trustworthy and faithful Hilton pedal seems to have died. I used it at a gig Saturday night and it worked fine. But when I got home and set up the next day I noticed the little red light on the side of the pedal wasn't coming on. Today I confirmed that the pedal doesn't work.

I plugged in an older Hilton pedal and it works fine, so it's not my instrument cables or steel, or anything else. Unfortunately this older pedal has the power cord permanently attached to the pedal so I can't transfer it to the newer pedal that has failed.

It must be the detachable power supply cable has failed, or something is wrong in the pedal itself. I've tried jiggling the connections and I can't get any juice. Anyone have something like this happen before? Suggestions?
It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing.

Last edited by Paul Sutherland on 25 Jan 2023 8:52 am; edited 1 time in total
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Jack Stoner

New Port Richey (Tampa) Florida
Post  Posted 25 Jan 2023 3:09 am    
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Most likely suspect is the Power Supply. Start with a replacement. There are two different power supplies (that I know of) used so you need one with the identical voltage (and polarity) as listed on the original power supply.
GFI Ultra Keyless S-10 with pad (Black of course) TB202 amp, Hilton VP
Cakewalk Sonar and Studio One Pro V4.6 DAWs, MOTU Ultralite MK5 recording interface unit
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Richard Sinkler

aka: Rusty Strings -- Missoula, Montana
Post  Posted 25 Jan 2023 4:59 am    
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I have had 2 walwarts for my Hilton fail. Interstingly enough, they failed on an outdoor gig up on the Russian River, almost exactly one year apart, at the same outdoor venue. I now carry a spare walwart with me. The Phihong walwart is easy to find at online electronic stores.
Carter D10 8p/8k, Dekley S10 3p/4k C6 setup,Regal RD40 Dobro, NV400, NV112 . Playing for 52 years and still counting.
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