Lots of noise

Dirtyclinic

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Is it normal for it to be noisy when hooking up my pedals and turning my amp on? I have no noise gate hooked up but even without any of the pedal being turned on there is some obvious hum and static. When i go into the amp directly it is completely quiet. Would it be quieter if i used batteries instead of the pedalboard's power?
 

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What kind of power supply are you using and what kind of cables and connectors do you have? if they are not grounded properly they will hum terribly.

Jake
 

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The pedalboard plug is 2-prong, it goes to a power strip that is 3-prong into the wall. Is that what we are talking about?
 

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Try batteries, and try change cables, then try lower the gain.
 

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I found the problem. My Boss Overdrive. When it is hooked up the thing hums like an angry hobo. Shame too, it's the first pedal I ever bought. I opened
It up and the wires are not severed or anything. I am not electronically savvy and I think I just need to buy a new OD.
 

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I found the problem. My Boss Overdrive. When it is hooked up the thing hums like angry hobo. Shame too, it's the first pedal I ever bought. I opened
It up and the wires are not severed or anything. I am not electronically savvy and I thunk I just need to buy a new OD.
Then Try a new OD at the store BEFORE you buy it~! Because it may not be the OD's problem, I still think it's the cables. The OD just amplify everything before it, if there is a note, it amplify that note, if there're noise, it amplify those noise, too. That's what they do~!:slash:
 

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Simplify your chain. Guitar-amp. See if there's a hum
Then systematically add your chain items until the hum appears.

The item that you added when the hum appeared is the most likely cause of the hum.
 

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Well I took my OD out and put in a different OD (one I don't like so much) and the hum is gone. I will test stuff out again today though.
 

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I havent tried that. It should have been the first thing i tried but I was so excited when the noise stopped I never went back to it. I will test it out today when I get home though
 

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