ZW-44 with AMP-OD,HUMMING!!!

Discussion in 'Tonefreaks' started by pickerrr, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. pickerrr

    pickerrr Senior Member

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    I run my LP through a ZW-44 OD pedal (Zakk said he had it all dimed,so I did), then to the dirty amp (gain about 1 O'clock,however Zakk said he dimed that,too), and the amp start feedback at once...
    I wonder, is that normal? I mean I don't hear lots of noise come from Zakk, but mine...
    With the gain on the pedal turned down, all seem fine...But, how Zakk did it? Or Zakk lied about his setting (joking)...?:hmm:
     
  2. copperheadroad

    copperheadroad Senior Member

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    That's a great Overdrive but its probably the noisiest drive on earth
    you got to turn the gain & the tone down to make it a little quieter
    It's equal to my sd1 or my ts9 maxed with the gain & tone at 12 o'clock after that it gets nasty
     
  3. LesPauI+SG=Win

    LesPauI+SG=Win Senior Member

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    Its the nature of the beast. You have to be on the ball about when you step on it and turn it off along with turning down your volume knob on the guitar. It's a adaptation you make. During ANY sort of little break you have to slam down on that thing and turn it off. Thats the way he does it, and how I do it. It seems to work.
     
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    pickerrr Senior Member

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    Thank you guys~! Zakk is CRAZY~! All dimed...I can't do that...
     
  5. Rich

    Rich Non sequitur Premium Member

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    Zakk might just be saying that it's all dimed - it makes for a great soundbite - but the reality might be somewhere else. Or, it could be that the amps he's using don't overdrive as much as yours does so diming the pedal works for him, but perhaps not for your setup.
     
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    pickerrr Senior Member

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    Yes, I think so. JCM800 sounds round,even in full gain. Not the edgy sound on my amp...
    I'm going to try the AMT M-1, which sounds like a JCM800 preamp very much.
     

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