#1
I purchased an MXR Zakk Wylde ZW44 pedal and it hums like crazy. When I press the button ON, it hums until I start playing, and it is rather noisy when I play. The leads sound amazing, but that noise/hum is annoying. Especially when I stop playing and all you hear is a loud hum. There is NO such hum when the ZW Pedal is not engaged. Any advice on how to fix this would be appreciated. Thanks

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#2
What kind of adapter do you use (if you use one)?
Bad adapters can create bad humming
#4
that's normal. noise suppressor is the way to go. Wahs tend to get noisy and add hum when on.
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#5
The pedal he's talking about is an overdrive pedal, not a wah.
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#6
Isn't the ZW44 a distortion pedal instead of a wah?
You guys are all talking about wah noise, but it's a distortion, isn't it?

EDIT:
Quote by Alter-Bridge
The pedal he's talking about is an overdrive pedal, not a wah.


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#7
Quote by jch39
I purchased an MXR Zakk Wylde ZW44 pedal and it hums like crazy. When I press the button ON, it hums until I start playing, and it is rather noisy when I play. The leads sound amazing, but that noise/hum is annoying. Especially when I stop playing and all you hear is a loud hum. There is NO such hum when the ZW Pedal is not engaged. Any advice on how to fix this would be appreciated. Thanks

I am playing through at Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier on Channel 3 Modern through a 4x12 mesa boogie cabinet. I use an Epiphone Les Paul Standard.

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#8
How high is the gain set on your pedal? I personally found the ZW-44 to be a very OD when I had one a few years ago, and ended up selling it. Try backing off the gain on the pedal a bit and use more amp gain if necessary, or use a noise gate.
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#9
What are your gain settings on the amp and pedal? The gain should be set at the lowest possible setting on the pedal with the volume cranked. It will still add noise but considerably less than when the drive knob is higher.
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#10
its supposed to emulate ZW tone

if you listen to BLS you'll notice its quite fuzzy anyway.

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#11
Quote by Silver-spear94
its supposed to emulate ZW tone

if you listen to BLS you'll notice its quite fuzzy anyway.


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#12
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i know right. i just cba to think over the holidays.

it was the best i could think of. i like zakk wylde anyway.

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#13
It's based on a boss SD1 to start with... bloody noisy pedal.
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