Signal starts with my #1, a mid-80s Telecaster I added a four-way switch to, which is my #1 guitar.
Yesterday, toward the end of service, I noticed a small buzz coming out of my system. I nudged some pedals and got a big buzz. I used the volume pedals to drop the volume and tried to figure out where the buzz was coming from. After service, I poked and found that switching out the cable connecting the board to the GT6 caused the buzz to go away, and switching in two longer cables brought the buzz back.
|This is close, except I swapped locations for the Signal Pad |
and Cool Cat, and swapped out the Death Metal,
which as too much gain for anything I need. I should redo
with the dirt pedals in the front row.
I was handed a loaner guitar and the issues went away.
This morning, I plugged my #1 into my amp at home and it sounded just like I'd expect.
I honestly have only the slightest idea as to what went on. I've had problems at that venue before, and the problems I've had with buzz there, I've had nowhere else. Then again, I'm normally either into the DI at church or my amp at home (or elsewhere).
My thoughts about the fix include:
- taking the #1 to the shop and see if my rewiring is problematic
- moving up to the next level for patch cables
- going from a 1Spot to a Voodoo Labs Pedal Power or the like
- finding a means to have a special ground for my gear
I'm in a confused state on the issue, and will have to plug things in and try things out to try to solve things. Any comments or suggestions?