#1
So, this is my chain:

Behringer TU300>Dunlop 535q Wah>Boss BF-2>ISP Decimator.

I also have a Boss DD-6 in the loop

This is all running into a Mesa Mark IV.

So, my dilemma is a very prominent hiss. I'm using a Godlyke power adapter daisy chain, which is supposed to power up to 2000 mA, but the hiss is still crazy. I can use my Decimator to filter some of it out, but it still shows up on the decay of my notes.

I know it has something to do with powering the pedals, because if I remove power from certain pedals and take them out of the chain, the hiss dissipates a bit. I have a boss adaptor that I use to supplement the chain by powering one particular pedal outside of the daisy chain, but it's still noisy.

I should also mention that this is being powered through a Monster power conditioning strip, whatever that's worth.

Are there some things that I can do to reduce it without additonal hardware? Or should I just stock up on more wall warts and daisy chains?
Last edited by Tallica9000 at Feb 23, 2012,
#2
Try them one by one to figure out which is the offender and either isolate that one with it's own ps, or run it with a battery .
#3
its probably the daisy chain get a power supply with isolated outputs something along the lines of a voodoo labs
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Ya, the Behringer pedals are all really noisy. The non isolated power supply doesn't help either.
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#7
Yeah, I took the Behringer out of the chain, and yes it was the noisiest. However, the hiss is still prevalent with the others. I got the Behringer from some dude for 20 bones, not that much of a loss if it's unusable.
#8
I'll probably just get another couple of wall warts, I have tons of space on my board that I just shove my power strip on.
#9
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I should also mention that this is being powered through a Monster power conditioning strip, whatever that's worth.


hope you didn't mind the butcher, i did not change anything.

everywhere i go if there is a hiss problem the power conditioner fixes it. that is suprising.

are you near microwaves? florescent lighting?

however i would get an iso power brick. i have the BBE supa charger, voodoo lab is most popular, but when i bouguht the BBE Supa Charger it sold for $80 shipped IIRC on ebay from an online dealer. now they are like $40 more now, i was going to get another.
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hope you didn't mind the butcher, i did not change anything.

everywhere i go if there is a hiss problem the power conditioner fixes it. that is suprising.

are you near microwaves? florescent lighting?

however i would get an iso power brick. i have the BBE supa charger, voodoo lab is most popular, but when i bouguht the BBE Supa Charger it sold for $80 shipped IIRC on ebay from an online dealer. now they are like $40 more now, i was going to get another.


Yeah, I have fluorescent lights in my room. Potential interference you think? And that doesn't sound like a bad idea on the BBE. I don't like dropping >$100 on a power supply for a voodoo labs, but I can do $40 easy
#11
So for anyone who's interested, I ended up finding a guy selling his Voodoo Labs PP2+ for $90 locally. Picked it up last night and it works perfectly. I guess there's a reason these guys are almost 200 new, but if you can pick up a used one like me for close to half price, it's a steal. The thing will probably last me forever.
#12
adding more circuitry is not the answer. isolate the problem. how does it sound straight guitar to amp?
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