#1
Is there any solution to amp hum? when i use the distortion on my crate fxt120 it hums like crazy and drives me insane. it happens worse with single coils but its also horrible with any guitar with humbuckers. I know solid state amps aren't amazing especially crates but this is ridiculous. I heard it could be because my computer monitor is too close but i tried the amp elsewhere and i had the same results. any suggestions?
#5
whats a cheap decent noise gate? im not trying to invest alot into this amp. as soon as a good deal on a mesa head rolls through its going in the trash
#7
Yeah, the vast majority of amps will buzz nastily if the gain or overdrive is cranked really high.
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#8
yes it is. but if its not the distortion is weak so its either pedal or high gain and i dont want a pedal
#9
You should be able to get a nice crunch without the gain in the 8.5-10 range. If that's not what's causing the buzz...well, your amp is perchance, shagged. Take it back?
Ibanez PGM301
Ibanez GRG170DX
Fender Telecaster MiJ - 1986
Swing T-Through

Ibanez TS9DX
Sovtek Small Stone - c.1985
EHX Big Muff
Kimbara Wah - c.1974
Boss GE-7

Orange Rocker 30 Combo

http://www.myspace.com/paythelay
#10
I've also heard that if your outlet isn't grounded that can cause it to hum
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