#1
Hi all, when I switch to the distortion channel on my RG50 I get quite a nasty hum, however I get nothing when I'm on the clean channel. Thinking it's a dodgy tube, but as it's my first tube amp it's possible it just comes with the territory and it's normal..

Not a grounding issue with any of my guitars either, so is this a dodgy tube?
#2
i think its tubes but i think you need an ISP Decimator Noise Suppressor.......
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#3
A pedal should not be needed to reduce hum on a completely clean rig. Guitar into the amp, no pedals whatsoever are used, so I shouldn't need a pedal to reduce a noise that shouldn't be there.
#4
+1 to the ISP Decimator.

Because its a high gain amp, it picks up everything, and all guitars put out a small hum (nearly all anyway) so distortion channels pick up this hum and amplify it more than a clean channel. Cos its high gain

A noise suppressor like the Boss NS-2 or the ISP Decimator will help/eliminate this.

EDIT:

Firstly, ISP Decimator > Boss NS-2
Secondly, you're a little bit wrong dandadog, more pedals and stuff do create more of a hum, but the pedals dont create that hum, they just make it worse.
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#5
Quote by McShredder
+1 to the ISP Decimator.

Because its a high gain amp, it picks up everything, and all guitars put out a small hum (nearly all anyway) so distortion channels pick up this hum and amplify it more than a clean channel. Cos its high gain

A noise suppressor like the Boss NS-2 or the ISP Decimator will help/eliminate this.

EDIT:

Firstly, ISP Decimator > Boss NS-2
Secondly, you're a little bit wrong dandadog, more pedals and stuff do create more of a hum, but the pedals dont create that hum, they just make it worse.


Where would a noise reducer go in the chain then? Through the effects loop or infront of the input?

I would understand about needing a noise reducer if it was only a small amount of hum, but this is very much a loud, in your face hum. Yes most guitars cause a small amount of hum, but it's the same if I have no guitar plugged in.
#6
Guitar>Pedals>decimator>amp.....
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#7
Yeah I had the same issue with my Randall RG50TC. My solution was getting in a habit of rolling off your guitar volume whenever you aren't playing instead of shelling out the cash for a decimator.
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