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So the other day I was doing a little bit of recording and as I was recording I noticed that the distortion I'm using is really really buzzy. So I tried turning down the high and while it took off some of the buzz it didn't remove it. So next I tried turning down the distortion. This eliminated most of the buzzing and gave a great sound. One problem though: by the time I got the buzzing out the distortion is so low that I don't have the sustain and power of using lots of distortion. Think like having a tube screamer but turning the gain all the way down. I tried out all the different distortions I have and most of them have the buzzing. Only a few pedals that have lower gain amount don't have it. Is the problem bad cables, or poor speakers in the amp? Or is it the pedals?

Thanks for your help.
#2
clips?
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#3
Try just turning the volume on the amp down a bit.
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Is the buzz you're experiencing during playing or at idle?

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#6
what amp, pedal, and guitar are you using?
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#8
Maybe you are clipping the mic or the input of your sound card/interface?
Try lowering the amp's volume
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Peavey Valveking 212, a EHX Metal Muff, and a Ibanez ART100. My amp's distortion has the buzz as well.


where is the gain at on the valveking?

i have the VK head, and i have found anywhere with the gain over 11 o'clock it gets terribly fuzzy.

also IMO metal muffs arent the greatest, and sound buzzy to my ears.

to get good tone out of the Valveking, its best to use a boost on the dirty channel and a tubescreamer will make a HUGE difference.

also the VK stock speakers are terrible, and an EQ in the loop will do wonders.

the valveking straight in is terrible, but with the right settings, an EQ in the loop, and a boost in front, it can sound pretty damn good.
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#11
You could also have grounding issues somewhere in your rig, or a microphonic tube, or dirty power in your home. I'd make sure your guitar is properly shielded and wired before you start blaming your amp.

The VK is a somewhat noisy amp to begin with, though.
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