Last night, it was time to troubleshoot everything to find out what the problem was.
Step 1: Set up the amp without the attenuator and plug guitar straight into it without pedal board. No problems. Working fine.
Step 2: Plug in attenuator. Still working fine. Amp is OK.
Step 3: Pull all pedals off board and go through each one, individually, making sure that patch cables are OK and the signal is passing through. Done. No problems.
Step 4: Plug in theremin and test it. Seems to be working fine.
Step 5: Reassemble pedal board.
So yeah… after testing everything, it seems to be working fine. Saturday included a visit from the Fail Fairy’s electro gremlins, but last night, it’s all OK. Very strange. I hope everything stays in working order for Saturday’s visit to The Squeaky Lizard in Ocean Springs, Miss. and Sunday’s 1-year anniversary show in Montgomery… fingers crossed.