#1
My friend went on a trip and lent me his newly acquired Snarling Dogs Wah for the time he's away. I soon put it on my effect chain and when i turned on my DS-2, my amp started giving me some loud hissing(is that the word?), kinda expected from a distortion pedal on high gain, but much louder. When i put the DS-2 alone the hissing is much lower.

Now my question is, do all wah pedals do this? Or even does the blues bawls normally do this? I'm searching for my own wah pedal, and the blues bawls seemed like a nice choice, though with this noise i cant use one.

Thanks
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#2
Wah pedals tend to add a lot of noise to the signal chain. You could always invest in a noise reduction pedal.
#3
I've read that the pedal is true bypass, even then it would bring noise?
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#4
My wah "crybaby classic" is pretty damn quiet. Could just be the pedal. For old school blues and rock...crybaby all the way.
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#6
True Bypass is for when the pedal is off....

I'm not familiar with this pedal, so i can't really pinpoint the problem. cokeisbetter could be right, though. To many pedals do add some noise to your signal, so maybe it's the combination of pedals you're using and a noise reduction can help.

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#7
I'm pretty sure that Wah pedal is a distortion pedal too, so maybe it's adding distortion onto your OD pedal and making it hiss?
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#8
The noise i'm talking about is when the distortion pedal is on,the wah is off and the distortion from the wah is off as well. If i turn the wah on and tilt it forward comes more noise, even more if i turn the distortion from the wah on.

I dont think the problem is too many pedals as i'm only using the distortion and the wah.
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#9
anymore suggestions?
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#10
There are several versions of the pedal and the earlier ones were real noisy. I have a SD Whine-O wah that's noisy as all get-out. If it was your pedal you could send it to SD and they will mod it to be quieter.

Frankly I've switched from a pedal to an autowah/envelope filter and it's been a good change.
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#11
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I'm pretty sure that Wah pedal is a distortion pedal too, so maybe it's adding distortion onto your OD pedal and making it hiss?

Wah =/= distortion. Not the same at all. What it does do, however, is boost various frequencies of your tone depending on where it's set. At the toe position, it increases treble. This also tends to increase noise, which is boosted by your OD pedal. There's probably nothing wrong, it's just normal.
#12
It sounds like Mudder might have found your problem. Maybe the pedal is just to noisy.
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