Well, fuck. I managed to break the MIDI-out jack on my MIDI controller. I guess this will be a good test of my soldering skills. 😬
I've been watching a bunch of That Pedal Show on YouTube and was rejiggering my pedal board (I ended up removing everything from the effects loop except for the looper pedal, put the flanger before the boost/overdrive pedals, and it all sounds amazing), and I leant the amp forwards a bit so I could get behind it to plug the effects loop cables back in. The jack sticks out far enough from the MIDI controller that a significant portion of the 13kg weight of the amp ended up on jack and just ripped it straight off. 😢
I bought myself a new and properly chonky power supply for my guitar pedal board, because the old one had five outputs and I had eleven pedals and was doing lots of daisy chaining and if I had the looper and MIDI controller pedals going at the same time as everything else, the voltage would sag and the volume would massively drop.
Check out the size different between the two. 😅 (Old one on top, obviously.) The new one has eight outputs, but the price increase to go up to the one with twelve was _significant_ so I didn't bother. It's got a USB-C out so I can run the MIDI controller off that instead of taking up an output, and the daisy chaining isn't a problem for the noise suppressor/overdrive/distortion/fuzz pedals because they collectively use a TINY amount of power compared to most of the others.
Look out world, I have a guitar and I'm not afraid to use it!
I'm thoroughly enjoying the ability to plug my amp into the load box and play on headphones for nights like tonight where all the rest of the house has all the windows open because it's a lovely temperature. I close the door to the office and close the window in here and I can rock out to my heart's content without annoying everyone on the block.
My little footswitch arrived! It's so little and adorable. And because it can be used for different things depending on the amp it's plugged into, they give you this set of little stickers to stick onto the front of it so you know what the actual function is that it's triggering.
I'm waiting on just one more thing (at least until Christmas 😅), an Orange FS-1 mini footswitch so I can switch between the clean and dirty channels on the amp without having to lean over and down to actually fiddle with the amp itself.