Has Geoffrey Teese cured the current Picture Wah hum when using a power supply?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by sweetpea, Dec 5, 2005.


  1. sweetpea

    sweetpea Supporting Member

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    Just wondering if the current Pic. Wah is a bit quieter "hum wise" than the older version. I ended up selling a older Pic. Wah just because it was intolerable when used on my pedal board w/ a pedal power 2. I installed a mu-metal kit and it helped, but the hum was still apparent. I sure do miss the tone of that wah. :(
    I would love to get another if the inductor is shielded better.:dude
     
  2. jonny guitar

    jonny guitar Member

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    My picture wah #16 doesn't hum at all when using AC. The only problem I have had with hum is when I used a cheap adaptor...it also hummed with my Katana, and VariOboost.
     
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    Sweetpea,

    I've had a problem with hum using my Teese Picture Wa. Geoffry told me via email that the Wa is probably too close to my amp, and that's why it hums. So, I tried moving it away from the amp, but it still has a huge hum that makes it unusable.

    So, I just use my Fulltone Clyde, which has NEVER had a problem with hum.

    It's too bad, because the Teese sounds great!
     
  4. JayDA

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    I have a Picture Wah and use a Pedal Power 2. I've noticed that if I keep the power supply on one side of the board, and the wah on the other, then the hum pretty much goes away. Taking it off the board completely will eliminate the problem, but I like the convenience of not having to plug and unplug it all the time. There is a little hum, but not enough to bother me in a band situation.
     
  5. Patch

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    I use a older Picture Wha with a One-Spot. No hum at all.
     
  6. Guinness Lad

    Guinness Lad Silver Supporting Member

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    I had terrible hum with my Teese PW but thanks to the gear page posters I got some nu-metal and wrapped the fasal inductor. This tip pretty much wiped out any noise. The thread should hopefully still going, check it out, it might the answer your looking for.
     
  7. Tone

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    Did only the very early models hum, or all up to a certain year? Or is it just a chance thing?:dude Have'nt noticed mine really humming or anything yet. It's an '03.
     
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    Guinness Lad Silver Supporting Member

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    It was supposed to be the older ones but I don't know how old.
     
  9. jonny guitar

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    As I said above, mine is #16 and I only get hum with cheap adaptor.
     
  10. sage97

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    Same here. Great wah!
     

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