i made him try it with a different power supply, move it to a different circuit, no difference.
i added snubber caps to roll off noise. no difference.
he's not much help cuz he's not one of us. he calls hiss hum ffs
the house is grounded well enough, but i think the problem at his place is a combo of the faders for all the lights, the dehumidifier and all the computers his girl has running.
here, the pedal is quiet. there, it's like a fuckin antennae.
that said tho, he's playing old gibson melody makers with single coil pickups into an ampeg vt40 under neon lights. i mean, HELLOOOOO???
i know what the problem is. it's definitely cuz he didn't wire shit quietly and has a lot of noisy shit he doesn't understand.
being a half mile plus up on top of a mountain doesn't help... he gets ham interference, police interference, it may as well be spinal tap in that respect.
but nothing high gain, nothing modern. he only uses low gain paf's usually, 8 k or higher and he'll reject it as too hot.
he like CLEAN. old school clean. but he wants a hint of dirt. the pedal nails the tone he wants. but the noise thing is insurmountable.
its still noisy with the commercial pedals i've given him even.. a boss super phaser and a dano chorus. put dirt in front of them, and it gets worse of course.
so i'm kinda at a quandary. i told him easiest way would be to get a noise gate. not perfect, but for him, the no brainer approach may be the only way to fly.
thanks for the advice guys.
ok... so i know a 47n/56k resistance will shave off the highs beginning about 6k, and a 56k/47p will shave off the lows..
my question is ok, will it work like regular tone controls if i just use 50k pots? or would i be better off with 100k ones for more range of adjustment?