So, as the title said, the other day I experienced some really weird behaviour with my G55 unit. We played a gig at some mid size venue, where all sort of things went wrong.
I've been using the G55 for couple of months now, and so far I'm quite excited about it. However, two days ago on said gig the thing acted up so badly I had to play wired again.
First during sound check I noticed the belt back switching itself off while in my back pocket. The only way to switch it back on was to take the batteries out and put them back in. This happened a couple of times, but after it didn't reoccur for a little while I decided to use it during the gig anyway.
First song first set, no sound from guitar, and the LEDs on the receiver turned red. This time it came back to live by itself, I just took it out of my pocket, that's all. At least I could finish the song.
Didn't take long until I noticed the batteries going flat rapidly, which was kinda weird as they were fully charged. So I changed the batteries between songs, only to realise just 5 mins later the new batteries were almost empty - again!
I had to finish the gig wired.
I've run tests with the G55 yesterday and today, and everything works as it should, the same batteries work like a charm, no self switching off, everything fine.
Now, what got me puzzled is, a couple of other weird things happened during the gig, mostly related to digital gear, like the digital console we're using, or my TC-Electronic Nova System FX unit.
During soundcheck there was no signal coming from the keyboards, even though it was clearly there. The keyboardist uses a submixer to plug his 3 keys in, and there it was, a strong healthy signal. Yet no signal getting to the stage box. Different DI boxes, same problem, keys directly into stage box, same, until all of a sudden we got a signal through. No idea wha happened, it seems to have cured itself.
As for my rig, I had huge problems, as it sounded complete and utterly crap. My distorted tones were just harsh and unpleasant, and the levels seemed all over the place, sometimes too loud sometimes too quiet. Normally I'm quite pleased with my gear, but this time I had to fight for every note. (Haven't checked the amp yet, maybe a valve is dying)
So, naturally it turned into a really crappy gig, as one could imagine.
Anyway, so the queston I keep asking myself, is it possible that certain places have some weird frequencies or negative vibrations floating around in the air, that can have such an impact on digital gear? There was WLAN stuff installed, but the red LED on the receiver didn't show any sign of a problem.
I have yet to talk to our engineer to see if his gear went back to normal the day after. I wouldn't be surprised if it did.
Anyone experienced similar things?
I'm seriously unsure whether I should keep using the G55. Next time it does that, it's gone!
As I said, today it works as it should, no sign of a defective unit. So if I send it in for repair, they might return it right away, cos there's nothing to be found.
Hm... Any ideas?