Stage hum?

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  1. improv4

    improv4 Member

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    Okay, I plug everything in at home and it's dead quiet. At the gig, BUZZ. I'm assuming it's the neo signs. Any hum reducers and what affect on tone will there be? My current setup is in my sig, Thanks.
    , Chris
     
  2. Passenger84

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    I've had good results running all my power out of a power conditioner. They're expensive, because the cheap ones are just power strips with lights and don't do anything. I know others have had success with voltage regulators. If the hum is from pedals, the PP2+ with its isolated outs cancels a lot pedal hum.
     
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    +1

    I bought a furman power strip and a PP2, hum still there but much more managable.
     
  4. Alter

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    i agree with the above, but also maybe you can try noiseless/humbucking pickups
     
  5. drbob1

    drbob1 Silver Supporting Member

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    1. Power bar or power conditioner (bigger but more effective).
    2. Make sure you've got good cables in good shape (they do wear out).
    3. Clean contacts, pots, tube sockets and non-microphonic preamp tubes.
    4. Try one of those Ebtech hum eliminating plugs.
    5. Better shielding and pickups for the guitar

    If all that fails, the Ebtech hum eliminators are inline transformers that decouple ground loops and similar problems, they don't suck much tone IIRC. Similarily the secondary output on the Tonebone Switchbone is transformer coupled, that might help.
     
  6. Hugo Da Rosa

    Hugo Da Rosa Silver Supporting Member

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    +2 on the PP2/Supa Charger/Juicebox/Flatliner with power conditioner. Have you considered a noise gate pedal?
     
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    ISP decimator works for me. Live's a noisy business.
     
  8. StompBoxBlues

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    I'd start with the guitar. At least test if it is the guitar. If you find it is, check under the pickguard ( I noticed your sig says it is a custom tele) to see if there is foil covering the whole underside, and if the pickup screws are making contact with it.

    If not, I would try that first.
     
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