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Old 24th May 2008, 10:08 PM   #1
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My pedal chain is to noisy and am looking at a noise canceler/suppressor To reduce the hum and his. I don't know what to go with on this because i don't know how it will effect the decay of my reverb pedal. The big problem here is my EH holy stain pedal. It runs a bit noisy Even set to clean. i think this is because the clean setting goes through the Distortion channel. Original it has to much breakup on clean but got rid of that by turning the pickup volume down and turning the amp volume up.

Any suggestions on getting rid of the noise?
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Old 25th May 2008, 06:01 AM   #2
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Hi,

What kind of noise is this, ground loop or broadband white noise?

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Old 25th May 2008, 04:26 PM   #3
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It's kind of a hiss the holy stain pedal gives off even when in bypass since its not a true bypass. The different effects on the pedal will add to it. It even cuts in and out with the tremolo and reverb and all that is added to it.
I believe its from the distortion circuit apparently the clean channel still goes through the distortion circuit. I have to turn the volume on the guitar way down to get a somewhat clean signal through the thing. I like this pedal a lot and this is the only problem. With The guitar volume up i get a lot of breakup on the low E And since this rig already has a lot a bass to it it just makes an annoying distorted rumble sound wile the rest of the strings stay relatively fine. This is with all the bass turned down and treble up. This would normally sound fine in fact the whole things minus the holy stain is completely silent wile on.
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Old 25th May 2008, 07:14 PM   #4
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Hmmm, then it's not something that can be cured without opening it.

I'd try a noise gate on that one.

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Old 26th May 2008, 12:07 AM   #5
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Well i wonder if theres anything i can do to the board to clean up the sound get rid of the buzz and maybe even clean up the effects themselves maybe a cleaner preamp.
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Old 26th May 2008, 12:49 PM   #6
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I love those stain boxes.... I nearly impulsively ordered one off ebay after watching an online demo...

I suspect as with most pedals, looking at the pcb you will find no bypass caps at the IC power pins... a sure start down the road of noise
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Old 27th May 2008, 04:59 AM   #7
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I do really love this pedal. I needed a reverb for my little black heart amp so i went with this. It's a bit cheaper then the holy grail and i needed the tremolo. I actualy like it more then my fender super 210s spring reverb cause you can mix the signal a lot more. The tremolo is nice but nothing beats a Leslie. The pitch shift i haven't messed with enough to really say much about. The distortion settings are crap to me cause you cant adjust them and they run alot louder then the clean. You can adjust them somewhat with the guitars volume the same way i do to get rid of the breakup on clean but its just annoying having to do so much adjusting trying to find just the right volume for each setting turning the guitar down and amp up and vise versa to keep the output the same. I actually use one of those danelectro FAB overdrives and like it just fine. Actulay being only $15 I used one as a cheap mute pedal for awhile. i found without the adapter or battery switching it on just mutted the signal And i just put the tuner right before it in my chain. Any idea where i can start to fix this noise problem without to much hacking or endangering the pedal? Or a noise gate that wont hurt the tail of the reverb?
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Old 27th May 2008, 09:10 PM   #8
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Maybe you can unscrew the lid from the case and post a nice photo so we can see if anything obvious can be optimised..
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Old 28th May 2008, 02:58 AM   #9
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It take a look the bottom comes out and I'm not sure what you can see on the back of the board. I will hafta try to get the rest out these things are put together nice and solid almost like someone doesn't want me to take it apart.
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Old 29th May 2008, 12:35 AM   #10
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This is the back open as well as a pic of the front.








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