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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2009-06-23T16:32:53+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/feed.php?f=7&t=10015 2009-06-23T16:32:53+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10015&p=96129#p96129 <![CDATA[Re: Compression Pedal.]]> Normal Strat single coils are susceptible to 60 cycle hum and extraneous electrical line noise
I'm betting you have your compressor set up to beyond unity, i.e. - an increase in gain.
With an increase in gain comes an increase in threshold noise by a similar/proportional factor as the gain increase - increase the gain by 1.5 and you can expect around a 50% increase in noise or there abouts... As such, noise that's almost not heard without the pedal becomes very noticable with the pedal engaged. You can try using better cables, shielding the guitar better, and checking what else could be entering into your electrical line - neon lights? Something that's powering a transfomer (tv, stereo, etc)....
If you love the sound of your RW Strat except the extra noise, consider (not cheap but absolutely effective) one of these:

http://www.fralinpickups.com/bpssc.asp

John Suhr designed it
Not cheap, but it does work wonders!


pEAcE,

jb

Statistics: Posted by Troubleman — Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:32 pm


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2009-06-23T15:08:30+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10015&p=96119#p96119 <![CDATA[Re: Compression Pedal.]]> Statistics: Posted by Bournio — Tue Jun 23, 2009 3:08 pm


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2009-06-23T13:42:31+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10015&p=96118#p96118 <![CDATA[Re: Compression Pedal.]]>
bignick wrote:
I think they should make a new Fender series called the "House Worn" or "Garage Worn", or the "Hack Job Strat". They would feature bumps, knicks, bad dremmeling, quick fixes, bad solder jobs, screwdriver holes, and the best ever "Home Relic Job Strat".

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Statistics: Posted by CashWiley — Tue Jun 23, 2009 1:42 pm


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2009-06-22T22:06:12+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10015&p=96107#p96107 <![CDATA[Re: Compression Pedal.]]> Statistics: Posted by NEONMOONY — Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:06 pm


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2009-06-22T20:37:29+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10015&p=96102#p96102 <![CDATA[Re: Compression Pedal.]]>
I got it for like $15 used. Its a good pickup but I play through a compressor too and the two DO NOT like each other. You can't get around that noise.

I think they should make a new Fender series called the "House Worn" or "Garage Worn", or the "Hack Job Strat". They would feature bumps, knicks, bad dremmeling, quick fixes, bad solder jobs, screwdriver holes, and the best ever "Home Relic Job Strat". Basically a Squier that comes with a roll of sandpaper and a chisel :)

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2009-06-22T20:25:08+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10015&p=96098#p96098 <![CDATA[Re: Compression Pedal.]]> Statistics: Posted by jeffl — Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:25 pm


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2009-06-22T19:58:34+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10015&p=96096#p96096 <![CDATA[Re: Compression Pedal.]]>
WHERE'S MY DOLLY?

(Begins to cuddle a truly "reliced", stringless no name acoustic from about 1920 - with a funny smell)

Seriously, I'm a very opinionated person who USUALLY edits his outbursts.
If I said half of what I think, I'd be a VERY lonely person. And Jeffl has a surprisingly generous personality - also revealed over years of contact.

On the other hand - a "Roadworn" strat. Snicker.

Statistics: Posted by allanlummox — Mon Jun 22, 2009 7:58 pm


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2009-06-22T19:26:28+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10015&p=96095#p96095 <![CDATA[Re: Compression Pedal.]]> Statistics: Posted by jeffl — Mon Jun 22, 2009 7:26 pm


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2009-06-22T16:52:22+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10015&p=96089#p96089 <![CDATA[Re: Compression Pedal.]]> Statistics: Posted by allanlummox — Mon Jun 22, 2009 4:52 pm


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2009-06-22T16:47:44+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10015&p=96088#p96088 <![CDATA[Re: Compression Pedal.]]>
allanlummox wrote:
Looking at Musicians Friend, you pay a bit extra for the scratches. Why give a sucker an even break?

Kind of wondering what Crossfire THOUGHT the compressor would do when he bought it.



Excuse me? I bought the guitar because it plays great. I could care less about the "wear".
Secondly, Ive had the compression pedal for 2 years. No problems. I know what it does. Was just a little surprised when I plugged the "new" guitar in, there was more noise. Why do you feel the need to be condescending?

Statistics: Posted by Crossfire — Mon Jun 22, 2009 4:47 pm


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