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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-15-2011, 08:42 AM Thread Starter
 
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cleaning up the noise

So I have been tweaking my sound and I think I finally nailed it, but I'm getting all kinds of feed back and it's driving me nuts. Is there a way to keep the volume and distortion while having a clean smooth sound?
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-15-2011, 09:00 AM
 
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Re: cleaning up the noise

Volume knob.

Or get a noise reducer. Personally, I'm using a Decimator ProRack G to clean up the hiss and unwanted feedback.
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Re: cleaning up the noise

What pickups and rig are you using?
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Re: cleaning up the noise

I'm using the Steve Vai EVO pickup on my Ibanez, and either a Jackson, or Charvel humbucker(two coil pickups) on my Charvel avenger
this is how i run it:
Morley ABY--Boss BCB-60 pedal board--Boss TU-80 Tuner--Morley Bad Horsie Wah--Cusack Tube Screamer--Boss MT-2 Metal Zone--Boss GE-7 Equalizer--Dan-electro Hashbrowns flanger--Dan-electro Dan-echo--out the Pedal board and into my Peavey Delta Blues 210
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Re: cleaning up the noise

Too many pedals and patch cables.

I use a TriAxis and 2:90 with volume beyond noon during our rehearsals, one straight into the other, 500 ms delay in the loop, and that equipment requires no noise gate or noise supressor at all.
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Re: cleaning up the noise

what if i rout the flanger and echo through the effects loop on the amp
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Re: cleaning up the noise

Are you running all of these at the same time?

Cusack Tube Screamer--Boss MT-2 Metal Zone--Boss GE-7 Equalizer
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Re: cleaning up the noise

I only use the equalizer with either the two distortion pedals, but i only use one distortion pedal at a time.
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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-15-2011, 01:51 PM
 
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Re: cleaning up the noise

Get an ISP Decimator and your'e done
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Re: cleaning up the noise

Get a compressor and learn to use the effects loop

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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-15-2011, 02:13 PM
 
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Re: cleaning up the noise

If you run a noise gate in the loop after the gain and before the delay or reverb, you get the noise down.
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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-15-2011, 02:42 PM
 
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Re: cleaning up the noise

Quality cables, quality powersupply
Noise gate etc. are a last resort. You shouldn't have any big noise issues unless something is wrong or you are using extreme amounts of amplification ( distortion, compression, etc. )
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Re: cleaning up the noise

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Quality cables, quality powersupply
Noise gate etc. are a last resort. You shouldn't have any big noise issues unless something is wrong or you are using extreme amounts of amplification ( distortion, compression, etc. )
What do you mean exactly by extreme amounts of amplification.
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Re: cleaning up the noise

put a boss NS-1 (noise suppressor) in front of the ABY and clamp it down tight. this will tell you if the noise is coming from you guitar or your effects chain........if it's in the chain, you'll need to back off your gain on each pedal til you find the offender(s). If none of this helps, put the NS-1 in your effects loop.

FWIW...I think you have too many pedals in one chain.

edit: My GE-7 adds a LOT of hiss...this would be a good place to start.
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Re: cleaning up the noise

When amplifying your guitar signal, you are also amplifying the noise floor. Making small issues become quite big. Distortion is an amplifier, so is a compressor, an equalizer and ofcourse, so is your amplifier. So when you have lots of amplification, you will have more noise since the small noises earlier in the signal chain will become more apparent.
In my opinion, noise clamps, gates decimators etc. are usually unneeded. Usually there is some culprit, bad cables, bad power supplies, faulty pedals, daisy chains, bad shielding, etc.
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