Thanks for the reply.
I can't find an original Intellifex manual, so I'll take yer word on it not being able to trail thru a patch change. Maybe I'm thinking back to when I was using a Pod/Floorboard deal and that would do it...
As for the BBE / Aphex deal, the thing just plain hums. Pull it outta the rack and hook it up with 2' or 20' cables it still hums. The only thing I didn't try was to run it wireless...
The Aphex in our other guy's rack only has a slight indication of hum if you set the input sensitivity to the WRONG setting... as in, it's amping up too much crap cuz yer telling it that it should be seeing Mic voltage when it's really seeing line voltage...
There could be more going on here than I realize, tho... cuz I'm now reminded that if I run pedals using 9V wall warts (with one exception) I get a REALLY nasty hum.
The one exception there is if I use the wart from the SKB pedal board thing. It's filtered somehow and doesn't induce any hum. At this point, I have the SKB wart going into my NS-2, and then a wire jumping out of the NS-2 into my Boss graphic EQ. I tried using the Boss adapter (actually four different ones) and it hums... I've tried to use several different adapters in my wah, but the only one that works is the SKB thing so I'm back to batteries in the wah since I only have the one SKB wart and I don't wanna run a 20' DC cable to my pedal board.
I've tried two different power units in my rack (an ETA cheapo w/ 2 lights dealie and a fancy blue flourescent Samson powerbrite thing...) and both give similar results.
In addition to this, the results have followed me consistently thru two apartments and two different practice spaces -- all in different localities with totally different power plants.
If you have any more thoughts, please let me know.