pab1992 wrote: ↑
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:02 pm
pwrknwldg wrote: ↑
Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:54 pm
I'm pretty happy with the Noise Killer. It's definitely not as supple as the NS-2: its single knob has a lot of looseness and play, with anything before noon being fairly imperceptible and anything above noon clamping down harder and harder with each millimeter you turn it; that its action isn't particularly tight isn't ideal, and makes it easy to bump into territory that you might not want to go into. Likewise, it lacks the NS-2 variable decay, instead having a tiny rocker switch that selects between "soft" and "hard" (the soft is pretty soft, and the hard is pretty hard; between the two, I prefer the hard). Because it's a micro pedal, it takes up nearly no space (good), but also needs to be powered by a 9V corded supply (maybe not good). And finally, the NS-2's best feature--the loop that allows a ton of flexibility in placing it in the signal chain--isn't a part of this: straight in and out.
That all said, it's a fantastic value and good solution. Again, I believe it's a micro Decimator clone, and it definitely gets the job done without any obvious coloration or tone suck (at most I feel like it attenuates the signal by a decibel or so, but it's pretty transparent and true bypass, unlike the NS-2's buffered architecture). For 1/3 the price of an NS-2, it's a good gate that just needs a little TLC when you dial it in.
Awesome, I'll look into that, really. Thanks. There are some great budget pedals about at the moment in my opinion and most of the Donner stuff seems to get good reviews. I'd like an NS-2 but March is going to be a month of austerity I think!
Just managed to get a video of my amp
https://drive.google.com/file/d/12hBGEv ... r8RoZ/view
It's quite a bit louder that it appears on the video is all I will say haha!
I see you have the Master Volume, Clean Volume, Dirty Volume and Gain knobs settings pretty high. It seems more apparent on the Dirty channel then the Clean channel. When showing the hum on the Clean channel I notice you have to have the Master volume and Clean channel volume pretty high to get the hum, you even had to roll the Clean channel volume pretty high with the Master volume already high to get the buzz somewhat comparable to the Dirty channel.
The Dirty channel does seem a little to buzzy or hum. I do know from experience with amps the more I crank the settings on a Dirty channel the more hum/buzz I get. But knowing your touching the metal on the amp and the buzz/hum somewhat subsides leads me to believe it’s a ground issue. Whether that’s the guitar, guitar wiring, pickups, instrument cable/cables, wall outlets or what I’m unsure.
Recommendations possibly: (you may have tried some of these already or answered some of these already but I’m using this on my mobile atm so it’s hard to read through everything).
1. How long is your instrument/guitar cable? If it’s short, could you use possibly a longer 20 foot cable and step away from the amp at 20 feet and see if the hum fades off?
2. In the video you show or attempt to show how touching the metal on the amp causes the buzzing to slightly go away. Possibly a ground issue here? I’ve had this issue myself with guitars but not amps technically. As already recommended try another power cord “if possible”. Could be your home/house wall outlets, you’d be amazed sometimes with some people’s wiring lol.
3.Try several outlets and move your amp further away from the wall, if possible as this could be interference from the wall outlets.
4. Try the Hum X I recommended in a prior post,,,,
https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail ... gLmQPD_BwE
- Lastly I will copy your settings on your amp tonight and see what or if any noise/buzz I get. I do know the version of the CR120H is the same version I have. I’m not sure if any major changes took place over the years but they did change the front panel “wording” on -three- occasions. Anyways I’ll report back and let you know what I get.