#1
Hi,

I was wondering if I could do anything to reduce excessive noise on the amp. I hate it, but I love distorted sound. Any way of doing it without a noise canceller?
#2
yeah probably, but if you're using tons of gain you're probably going to get some noise. things like using decent cables, shielding your guitar etc. will likely help a bit- but like most guitar stuff any improvements will be very dependent on how bad your current setup is, if your guitar is already well-shielded and you're already using good cables any improvement is likely to be slight.

but yeah if you're using tons of gain and your shielding etc. are already fine then you'll most likely either have to put up with it or bite the bullet and get a gate.

nice extreme riffing in your sig, by the way
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#3
What amp, what guitars?
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#4
Quote by Cathbard
What amp, what guitars?

It is a bugera v22 with an epiphone les paul, it is worse on my ibanez rg350...
#5
Quote by Dave_Mc

but yeah if you're using tons of gain and your shielding etc. are already fine then you'll most likely either have to put up with it or bite the bullet and get a gate.

nice extreme riffing in your sig, by the way

Thanks!

I will have to consider a noise gate I think.
#6
So a combo? That's a bummer, that rules out putting a JJ ECC803's in V1. However, better quality tubes in the preamp than the shitty 7th gen Shuguangs they come with stock will certainly help.
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Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
My band
#8
What sort of noise are we talking about? Hiss or hum?
Gilchrist custom
Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
My band
#9
i dont run high gain at all. and i also run single coil guitars. i was noticing that at shows i was just entirely too noisy, so i stopped using a one spot and switched to a pedal power 2, and now the noise is taken way down. (obviously there is still some noise, but its no longer offensive)
are you running pedals? how are they powered? and are you playing near a computer/monitor/tv/any electrical device with a large transformer?

i think its always best to eliminate as much noise as you can WITHOUT a noise suppressor BEFORE deciding if one is neccassary.
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What sort of noise are we talking about? Hiss or hum?

Both actually. The hiss isn't bugging me that much though.
#12
OK. now we need to know what frequency the hum is. If you have an android phone, install gstrings, it will read out frequency, not just note.
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Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
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#13
Noise gate in the loop would filter out your preamp/front end noise. 99% sure that's where your getting your noise.

If you are using cheap cables (Patch/instrument) Then good shielded cables would probably be all you need though.
Last edited by cheesefries at Mar 19, 2014,
#14
Also you said epiphone les paul. Does it have stock pickups?

Low quality pups definitely can introduce extra noise.

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#16
Measuring the frequency will tell you if the hum is a power supply fault or induced from elsewhere.
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Randall RM100 & RM20
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Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
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