#1
Hey guys I got a question:

No matter where I put my digitech whammy in my line of pedals, I get a HUGE amount of hum/buzz throught my amp. Should i get a noise suppressor to solve this problem? or no?

because someone told me it had to do with where i am powering the pedal from? (wall outlet).

HELP!

Thanks a lot
#2
Yeah a noisegate would help. Turning down the gain will too.
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#3
I get hum "behind" my playing too. What i mean buy this is that while i play i can hear my playing but it beneath that i can hear the buzz ( in addition to normally hearing buzz when im not playing) .ive seen some noise gate pedals and noticed that a few only cut out the noise when not playing, not this "hidden" buzz. Can anyone recommend me a pedal that does not do this?


Thanks
#4
Sounds like you have a bad ground somewhere. What kind of amp are you playing through? Does it have a 3 prong plug?
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#5
Quote by boxcarmonument
Sounds like you have a bad ground somewhere. What kind of amp are you playing through? Does it have a 3 prong plug?


vox valvetronix....it was a 3 prong, but i pulled out the middle prong with some pliers because my friend didnt have a 3 prong outlet at his house when i went their to jam with it. Could that really cause hum? If there's bad ground, its all over my house...every few months i move my gear to a new area of the house.

But as far as i can remember, the hum was going on prior to this.
#6
the middle prong grounds the circuit...thats PROBABLY your problem
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the middle prong grounds the circuit...thats PROBABLY your problem


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#8
Quote by Century
the middle prong grounds the circuit...thats PROBABLY your problem


There is your problem. Also I might add with that prong missing you might not want to play barefoot on a damp basement floor. The effects can be shocking.. (bad joke but trust me it isn't comfortable)
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#9
Quote by boxcarmonument
There is your problem. Also I might add with that prong missing you might not want to play barefoot on a damp basement floor. The effects can be shocking.. (bad joke but trust me it isn't comfortable)


hahaha.


and to everyone else, thank you, and I'd also like to add that I feel like a complete dumbass for ever considering to tamper with the power cord.
#10
Put the prong back. You could get shocked through your cable if lightning strikes.
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#11
Put the prong back, man.

I got woken up at band practice last week because of a bad ground. Trying to figure out was was wrong with my other guitarist's amp, I left my cord dangling from my strap, plugged his cable from his amp to my guitar, grabbed my cable to move it, and WOW, was I ever awake
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