#1
Hey guys, i'm trying to figure out what in my setup (hopefully it's a setting i can change) is causing the sounds created by sliding my fingers on the strings, tapping the strings with the pick, etc. so pronounced.

I have a POD HD300 with a Fender KXR-100 amp. Turning town the trebel channels does help some, but it is still very loud when i slide.

I know this is a hard question, as switching modellers and switching amps does have an effect on how audible these noises are. However, i'm curious if there is a setting which also has an effect on this?

Thanks!
#2
Maybe lower your pickups a bit.
Some pickups (ie dimarzio evo) are very sensitive to string noise.
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#4
old strings???
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#5
thank you all for the suggestions! (and quick replies)

1) my strings are always old, as i don't change them until something breaks >_<
2) i will try lowering my pickups
3) pretty sure my gain is cranked, and i will fiddle with this setting more. perhaps i can find the desired sound with a different mix (lower gain, but different amp model)

I will test some more things and report back!
#6
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my strings are always old, as i don't change them until something breaks >_<


There's your problem, how old is old anyway?
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#8
well lets see... i made this thread on 10-6-11 when i tried 10's out for the first time, so probably just under 2 months old.

Also my muting is indeed craptastic, but i'm referring to the sound created when i slide from one fret to another while holding the string down.
#9
Is there a noise gate/filter on your POD? My DigiTech pedal has one of those and it helps with eliminating finger-noise.
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#10
Quote by Chockomonkey
well lets see... i made this thread on 10-6-11 when i tried 10's out for the first time, so probably just under 2 months old.

Also my muting is indeed craptastic, but i'm referring to the sound created when i slide from one fret to another while holding the string down.


are you attempting to slide?

if not then don't hold the string down?
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#11
Quote by AcousticMirror
are you attempting to slide?

if not then don't hold the string down?


This. i jump and mute the strings with my picking hand if i need to move up the neck playing chords, powerchords or whatever. Feels weird at first but you just have to train yourself.
#12
Old strings mute finger noise better than new strings, that's not the cause. And I'm like you TS, I change my strings every 2-3 months or so. I prefer their sound over fresh ones.

Turning your gain down will help tremendously and improve your tone, there shouldn't be any reason to play with the gain dimed on anything. Also lowering your pickups will help reduce that noise as well.
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#13
What you really need are new fingers
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What you really need are new fingers


Go pickup an stm-1 and then say that. Vai even said those pups are too touchy and pickup the slightest movements.
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#15
practice with the gain all the way up and your pickups as high as they'll go until you can get quiet.

the turn your gain down guys don't know shit. how do you learn to play quiet if your not fighting noise.
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