#1
Went from daisy chain and no board to my new current setup:
Voodoo labs pedal power 2 plus, chain as follows: fender mexican telecaster, tc polytune, xotic sp compressor, way huge green rhino, joyo ultimate drive, fender distortion, boss DA-2 distortion, tc flashback, ditto looper, to peavey delta blues 115.

It's still pretty loud any time i have more than one OD/distortion pedal on at the same time. Is this just how it is, or did i do something wrong w/ my setup. Admittedly, i barely know what I'm doing.
#2
What do you mean by loud? You mean background hum?
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#3
Well you're running single coils so some hum is to be expected - and lots of gain will always add to that. The very cheap drive pedals might contribute too; I haven't tried them.

If you want to sort it out, a cheap solution would be a noise gate though not everybody agrees with those things. Using a guitar with humbuckers would help too.
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Try using one of the in-between positions of the pickup toggle. Does the noise go mostly away?

Do Teles usually have a hum-cancelling position? I don't think mine does...
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Do Teles usually have a hum-cancelling position? I don't think mine does...


Nope, not if it is loaded with single coils. I still really like the tone and response from a Std Tele though. It just always cuts through.

Stacked distortion/OD/compression pedals are death to nearly any signal chain. They just amplify noise on top of noise until all you get is... noise. HB pickups help a little but not enough. Turn that S..t off and find a better way to get your tone.
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#7
Using multiple overdrive pedals at once will always create noise. I'd suggest spending some time with each overdrive and really finding everything it has to offer. If you can find spuds you like out of a single overdrive it'll almost always be way quieter than two stacked.
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#8
Try moving your compressor to a spot after your overdrive/distortion pedals. Compressors often add a lot of hum and if it's before your OD/Dist, that hum is just being amplified. Plus, compressors are typically placed further back in the chain.

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Do Teles usually have a hum-cancelling position? I don't think mine does...
Oh, I thought I read Strat in the OP. Still I thought the middle position was hum cancelling.