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Old 02-17-2016, 09:24 PM   #1
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Noise issue

Finally, I will ask about Edge's rig, not just Joe Bonamassa's random pedal.

I have realized that despite the fact that Edge does use plenty of guitars with single coil pickups (strats, teles, casino, etc), I don't hear too much noise/60-cycle hum from his guitar during shows. it's true not only in recent shows but also old shows like Elevation tours or even Popmart. And I heard around 2001 interview where Dallas said that they don't use noise gate. do you know how he defeats all the noise? even his acoustics are pretty quiet, and he doesn't use one of those feedback busters (rubber lid over sound hole).

I'm sorry if all of this is possibly prevented by sound guy (Joe). I guess IE tour rig is more cryptic as it's mostly in Axe-fx. I hear plenty of touring musicians have gate within Axe-fx.
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Old 02-18-2016, 01:21 AM   #2
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Listen to the Fly from Glastonbury there's plenty of noise before he starts playing the intro riff. Usually there's noise before EBTTRTbefote he starts the whammy intro. Listen to most Popmart shows and its there!!!
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Right. that's true. I heard noise in these clips. but whenever I see him playing hollowbodies, it's not all that noisy. like Black falcon or Casino.
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or it could be that he wont switch to noisy, gain-y presets until he actually plays one (meaning that he won't leave the setting high gain when he's not playing). this way, you don't need fancy gate or anything.
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Two words, Bob Bradshaw?

There's a reason why people like Bob Bradshaw or Pete Cornish are in such high demand to the stars. Anyone can slap together a pedal board or 19"rig. Not everyone however knows how to create a guitar rig that isn't rife with noise and various other kinds of hums and ground loops.
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Old 02-19-2016, 12:48 AM   #6
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Right, Bob's system is quite amazing, it looks like. totally custom made and used by people who don't necessarily have elaborate systems. i've seen Chris Cornell using Bob's power supply or selector and his board isn't all that complicated.

do you guys use gates or you guys have other options? because I see lots of people using gate at least somewhere in the signal chain, and I try using one within the multi-fx i own; but because its processing power sucks (for multi effect), it chops off notes. (btw, I have heard that it is actually quite easy to hit processing power limit even for Axe-fx. is that true?)
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I don't use gates for exactly the reason you described. It chops off notes. I used to have a slight noise problem, then I got a power conditioner and started using higher quality pedals, isolated pedal power supplies, and better amps and cables. No noise issues anymore unless I'm playing ridiculously high gain (which I don't do much of).
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I use noise gates a lot, as I do like to use high gain a lot. I've got at least two Decimator clones on my board and I'm planning to build a few more. I was lucky to score some Decimator PCB's. Most of my pedals I built myself and I always use shielded wire on the in- and outputs to lessen noise.

Noise gates are a trade off. They cut off noise between notes and as a result they cut off notes a little earlier then they should. If you want to use a high gain sound you either learn to accept that or learn to accept a lot of hiss and squealing. Just watch metal guitarists and/or shredders, the first thing they do after each song is immediately turn down their volumes in one quick well rehearsed turn.
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Also listen to the popmart rehearsals on YouTube and you will hear plenty of noise coming from Edges amps....
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