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Very Bad Noise Coming From Amp Now - Voodoo Lab a good option?

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I have a pretty big pedal board with a mix of stomp boxes, wahs, boosters, a DL4, a whammy, etc. I play a strat with a Fender tube amp.

I never used to have much of a buzz problem through the amp, but we moved to a new basement and the "noise" is unbelievable. When I click the distortion pedal, the noise is so bad I can't even hear my notes.

I'm assuming the power in the basement is "dirty" and I need to condition it. So, I looked at a couple of the different Voodoo Labs devices.

Does anyone have any experience with them? Will that solve my problem? And, do you recommend one over another for me?

PS: going direct into the amp just from my guitar sounds fine. I tried to isolate each pedal to see if one was grounded improperly, and I couldn't locate one main offender - not even the distortion pedal.
 
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The VL might help, but it won't hurt for sure. If you're plugged into a bunch of different outlets or have pedals daisy-chained you create Ground Loops which can cause that buzzing.

Check out the MXR/CAE MC403 Power System. Imho, it's a much better, more versatile power supply. Looks cooler too....;)

Try adding one pedal at a time to the chain (power as well) and see what goes down.
 

jamesie

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is use vl power supplies since years - not one problem

by the way - they give 5 years warranty
 
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Thanks all.

Jamesie, do you think the VL will be as good as the MXR? Now I'm not sure which to get. Strong recommendation from SixString.
 

Somniferous

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Is your guitar shielded?

Try running the pedals on batteries to see if that makes the noise go away. Or add them one at a time to see if it's a specific pedal causing the problem. Try different outlets in the basement and house. Is there dimmers anywhere on the same circuit, or anything with a motor? A power conditioner can get rid of some noise, but not all.
 

jamesie

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Thanks all.

Jamesie, do you think the VL will be as good as the MXR? Now I'm not sure which to get. Strong recommendation from SixString.
for sure i think the vl is as good as the mxr - the MXR/CAE MC403 Power System is more for built in a rack (it´s large) and it has more outlets and that has nothing to do with quality, on the other hand for the price for one mxr you can get 2 vl units

i don´t own the mxr (i tried it only for a few hours and in the end it was to big and heavy for my needs) so i can not really talk about the quality from the unit
 






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