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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-28-2012, 05:21 PM Thread Starter
 
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Horrible noise coming from effects pedals

Hi guys,

I'm in the middle of building my own pedal board and so far it is going great, today i got all my effects pedals out and put them in a chain as follows going into my Bugera 333 Infinium head.

Boss tuner - Morley bad horsie - Biyang x drive - imput of amp

Biyang aqua chours - Digitech digi delay - Behringer noise suppressor -FX loop

i started on the clean channel testing each pedal one at a time and they all worked perfectly, but as soon as i went on the crunch/lead channels I had an awful sounding loud Hum/buzz especially when engaging the wah pedal, and Biyang x drive (TS9 clone)

Very strangely when i moved the wah pedal around the closer it was to the floor and walls (YES WALLS) The hum/buzz got louder and more present.

I tried a few guitars and had the same problem, i also tried different plug sockets in the house and still had the same problem, i changed cables, and also made sure i was away from the computer and and lights and televisions.

Would anyone happen to know what is likely causing my issue.

I also should mention that my behringer noise suppressor did take away some of the noise, but the hum/buzz was still there.

Please point me in the right direction of things i could do/try and what is likely my problem.

Thanks guys
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-28-2012, 05:53 PM
 
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Re: Horrible noise coming from effects pedals

You need a power conditioner to clean up the power.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-28-2012, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Horrible noise coming from effects pedals

Would you be kind enough to recommend a power conditioner, where can i buy one from?

Thanks
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Re: Horrible noise coming from effects pedals

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You need a power conditioner to clean up the power.
+1... Yup sounds like line noise issues. The "standard" power conditioner most guitar rigs use is a Furhman. They are generally rack-mounted and there is a whole line of them with various options. You can get them at music stores or online (Amazon, EBay, etc) very easily. However, if you are in a place that has severe line noise (lots of fluorescent lights sharing the same circuit you are plugged into, for example), a Fuhrman will do very little for you. EbTech makes a gadget called a HumX, which also has various models/features that is designed to eliminate the common 60Hz hum associates with such circuits. These are also readily available online and a nice gizmo to have in your bag if you ever plan on gigging - I've needed it at several clubs. The final device you might want to look into is a simple ground-lift device. If you have all of the above you are about as prepared as you can be to fight dirty power.
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Re: Horrible noise coming from effects pedals

First of all what sort of power supply are you using. Your pedals may be drawing more miliamps than your power supply can comfortably produce. The standard wall warts have a max miliamp rating, but things get noisier as you get closer to the max rating. Unplug a few pedals and see if the noise starts to go away first. Power conditioners are quite expensive and it might not be the solution to your problem. You may need a better power supply.
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Re: Horrible noise coming from effects pedals

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First of all what sort of power supply are you using. Your pedals may be drawing more miliamps than your power supply can comfortably produce. The standard wall warts have a max miliamp rating, but things get noisier as you get closer to the max rating. Unplug a few pedals and see if the noise starts to go away first. Power conditioners are quite expensive and it might not be the solution to your problem. You may need a better power supply.
LP has a good point. You may need to get multiple PS's to avoid over-drawing. Or invest in a newer PS specifically designed to power multiple units. Also, if you're using a "universal" type supply make sure it is rated appropriately for anything it is powering (as LP was describing) an that it has the correct hot/ground configuration on its connection plug.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-29-2012, 01:37 AM
 
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Re: Horrible noise coming from effects pedals

it could be your cables...try picking up some fresh ones,anytime i get a new pedal and it has noise or crackling issues it is always coming from my line source OR you might have something cranked too high on the pedal settings that has a certain threshold,so noise is the way of handling it..
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-29-2012, 02:25 AM
 
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Re: Horrible noise coming from effects pedals

on a totally separate note - whats the 333 infinium like? im seriously considering getting one in the new year!
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