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Old 3 weeks ago
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Annoying buzz

Hello,

My fellow guitarist player in our band has a very annoying buzz coming from his gear. We have investigated but are still clueless. Here is what was done :
  • No buzz with his guitar on my pedals and amp
  • He changed all his jack cables
  • We swapped amps, no buzz from his amp on my guitar and gear
  • He changed the DC for his pedals


While we thought it was a minor problem, last show we did the buzz was insane and the engineer had to put a gate on his mic. Of course it solved nothing as the buzz was still here while he played.

What did we miss to check ?
Old 3 weeks ago
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Taking his amp to a tech.
Old 3 weeks ago
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Originally Posted by perenoel View Post
Hello,

My fellow guitarist player in our band has a very annoying buzz coming from his gear. We have investigated but are still clueless. Here is what was done :
  • No buzz with his guitar on my pedals and amp
  • He changed all his jack cables
  • We swapped amps, no buzz from his amp on my guitar and gear
  • He changed the DC for his pedals


While we thought it was a minor problem, last show we did the buzz was insane and the engineer had to put a gate on his mic. Of course it solved nothing as the buzz was still here while he played.

What did we miss to check ?

From your check list it sounds like there could be a gremlin or two in the pedal board. What happens when you plug your guitar into his pedals and amp? And is it different from when he plugs his guitar into the same?
Old 3 weeks ago
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From your check list it sounds like there could be a gremlin or two in the pedal board. What happens when you plug your guitar into his pedals and amp? And is it different from when he plugs his guitar into the same?
Good point. Perhaps he should take his entire rig to a tech.
Old 3 weeks ago
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There needs to be very close to Zero "0" ohms difference between Guitar > Pedal board > Amp grounds and chassis. The problem is most likely the pedal board.
Old 3 weeks ago
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This is what i think too but we found no problem when i get my guitar on his rig. It is like his combination is cursed by old malevolent gods.
Old 3 weeks ago
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This is what i think too but we found no problem when i get my guitar on his rig. It is like his combination is cursed by old malevolent gods.
That's it, blame the old malevolent gods - why not? Everybody else does!

Be prepared to receive a notice from the old malevolent gods anti-defamation society.
Old 3 weeks ago
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Uh, just to check, is he playing single coils while you play humbuckers?
Old 3 weeks ago
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You say he has a pedalboard - is it AC powered?

One thing that might help is using an Ebtech hum eliminator between his pedalboard and amp. If the board is used in an FX loop it might take two channels of hum eliminator.
Old 3 weeks ago
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Uh, just to check, is he playing single coils while you play humbuckers?
Both hambuckers. One of his giutar have active, another passive, did not change the buzz.

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Originally Posted by John Eppstein View Post
You say he has a pedalboard - is it AC powered?

One thing that might help is using an Ebtech hum eliminator between his pedalboard and amp. If the board is used in an FX loop it might take two channels of hum eliminator.
Thank you, i will look into that.
Old 3 weeks ago
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Have you tried firing the guitar player
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