Hi guys, Both my quick rods have a buzzing or static sound as soon as my pick touches the low e and a strings. I am using boss ns2 pedals on both amps and it will only eliminate this if i turn the dial up maxed. Doing this cuts the compression so the guitar feels dead. I have tried changing the location of the boss ns .....in loop and using the loop of the ns itself with no success. I have also tried a different wall outlet and checked all cables etc. I am wondering .....will a ISP Decimator 2 be better at fixing this? My other amps don't do this..
To be honest, i don't know if it's safe now! I am going out today to get a tester to check the outlets in my house to see if they are grounded. I am hoping the basement ones are because it was renovated 20 years ago. My house was built in 1958 and has 3 prong outlets but not sure if grounded.
I have been playing 100 watt tube amps in this house for 12 years now and never thought of this being a hazard. I feel pretty foolish now lol. I only realized this a few days ago when reading up on why my amps are humming. It could be deadly if something goes amock in my splawn and the chasis gets ectricity shorting to it!
I don't think a gfci plug or even a power surge bar can protect me if that happens. I am going to ask my amp tech if having the outlet grounded will guarentee my safety if that happened. I assume yes but want to know for sure. Hoping most plugs are grounded downstairs!
I just checked all the outlets in the house. The one i have always been plugged into is not grounded! The one that i plugged into the bathroom yesterday and was very quiete is grounded but the hot and neutral are reversed!
Out of the renovated basement area, there are 6 outlets and only 2 of them are grounded!
Upstairs in the addition and surrounding walls, they are grounded. The rest upstairs not. So i have been playing guitar for 12 years with no ground. I have always had a bit of hum but the boss ns-2 always took care of it until recently i noticed it can't 100%.
So i guess i am going to run extension cords to my grounded outlets for the time being!
I will also go and reverse the bathroom plug.
What a pain.... i am sure it is costly and tedious job for electrician to re wire most of my wiring.....
I have solved many a buzzing / humming / noise issue by trying a different source for power. One of the wall outlets in my guitar room gives me a buzz that you would swear is a bunk 12ax7 that cycles with the HVAC system. The plug on the other wall is dead silent. Go figure. Always the first thing to check before pulling tubes or breaking out the soldering iron.