#1
I've heard that if you put a certain tube in the v1 slot, it'll be much quieter...any truth to that? Know which tube? I dont know if the noise if louder than it should be, not a ton of experience with tube amps, but its loud enough to annoy everyone in between songs (at practice anyway)...i usually switch to the clean channel between songs....
#2
Maybe your gain is just set too high?
Other than that a certain noise level is normal for high gain amps.

If you have some money, just buy a noise gate and put it in the FX-loop, will solve your problem.
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#3
When I turn the guitar volume to 0 plugged into my JVM205H, I get sports radio :P

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#4
Thanks JesusCrisp, i have an ips decimator on the pedal board, i'm gonna try it in the effects loop and see what it does....do some people use 2? One in front and one in back?
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Thanks JesusCrisp, i have an ips decimator on the pedal board, i'm gonna try it in the effects loop and see what it does....do some people use 2? One in front and one in back?

I don't know why you would need 2 of them.

You usually put the gate in the FX-loop so it eliminates the noise your guitar and the amp's preamp makes.
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#6
+1 to noise gate in FX loop.

As far as a V1 tube to lower noise, you can find some JAN (military-spec) 5751 tubes (a lower-gain replacement for a 12ax7) for a decent price, especially on ebay. I put some in my Peavey Ultra, which was pretty noisy, and they really lowered the noise floor. If anything, they'll allow you to set the threshold on your Decimator a bit lower. Philips made the best 5751, but GE tubes were pretty good too.
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You could try a JJ ECC803. They are a low noise tube and they sound very nice in V1 of pretty much any Marshall.
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