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#81 Charlie_Watt

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Posted 05 March 2015 - 05:47 PM

High end guitars are no more immune to buzz than a squire strat.  Pickups are all noise receivers as you found out.  You have to live with some noise if you are using Magnetic pickups.  That is the great thing about the Variax.  It is much quieter than any mag pickup guitar out there when you use the piezo pickups and the modeling.  My worst guitars for noise are my more expensive Les Paul and American Strat.  I have gone with active pickups in my Strat and my G&L and they are much better noise wise.  I am not sure I like the sound of the pickups any better though.  I went with EMG's.  These pickups have the preamp in the pickup and they are powered by a 9V battery.  There is still some slight noise pickup but it's far less than with the pickups they replaced.


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#82 jandrio

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Posted 06 March 2015 - 03:36 AM

i repeat myself:

 

...try also a JTV with the models on...

 

http://line6.com/sup...ge-2#entry86207


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#83 r2v2

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Posted 06 March 2015 - 03:42 AM

DarkEdge> It is possible that you have a bad ground for your main electrical panel, the ground rod may not be deep enough or thick enough

 

well i guess everything is possible now... maybe i could move to a different house :) just kidding but you may be right... this buzz seems like really hard to pinpoint... could be anything...

 

DarkEdge> I'm doubting that it is the POD (but anythings possible at this point)

 

i already ruled out POD... but not completely :)

 

DarkEdge> I'm leaning more towards your equipment, be that a cold joint in your guitars electrical circuit, cord issue, wiring issue (again guitar).

 

next week ill have my guitar checked by a local guitar builder... i got contact only yesterday

 

yeah getting hold of another guitar or get out of house seems like a good idea... and i tried both yesterday... i went to a guitar centre in a different part of town and i tested several other guitars...

 

but as you may read in my previous post where i went to guitar centre it may also prove nothing... i made this trip to guitar centre i refered to above but it was disaster their room was so noisy with RMI / RFI that any testing was useless...

 

FURTHERMORE i discovered that its futile to compare one guitar buzz to another guitar... because all guitars had their own specific buzz issues so there was nothing to compare... every guitar was buzzing albeit in a different way and different circumstances... in fact my guitar was the most silent of them all...


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#84 r2v2

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Posted 06 March 2015 - 03:50 AM

My worst guitars for noise are my more expensive Les Paul and American Strat.

 

Yeah thats what i discovered yesterday in the guitar centre... $3500 humbucker custom Gibson Les Paul and David Gilmour strats were buzzing more than my cheap guitar... there was no point of comparing nuances between my cheap guitar and this high end guitar because the high end had 3x more buzz to begin with and their buzz was ever-present no matter what i did... a cheaper FENDER Yngwie Malmsteen Stratocaster model (Dimarzio YJM pickups) - $2400 was much quitere than the most expensive $3500 models... there was simply nothing to compare... no common ground... the price of the guitar didnt mean anything in the buzz... every guitar buzzed in its unique way...

 

thats why iam hesitant to try other guitars or invite firends to my house because in buzz, no 2 guitars behave the same... its like comparing apples and oranges... in the end you are not much more clever than before you started...

 

btw the cheapest squier $120 was behaving much like my guitar (slightly more buzz when my hand was near pickups) while the most expensive guitars $3500 had 3x more buzz than my guitar ALL THE TIME, so as a benchmark they were "useless" because they buzzed more than my cheap guitar...

 

so this kind of testing is pretty useless... it may uncover something but it most likely only brings in new kinds of buzz unique to those other guitars (and price doesnt matter here)...


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Posted 06 March 2015 - 04:05 AM

jandrio> i really dont know what Variax would prove... if i plug it and its dead silent what does it say to my problem ? it doesnt really prove anyhting because its a totally different technology than my guitar so the two are uncomparable... its like comparing diesel motor with electric... of course electric will be more silent... i know variax will be silent but that doesnt yield any suggestion as to what my problem is...

 

also as i said i have absolutely no way to get my hands on variax in my city or country... these models are not "ON DISPLAY" in local shops they are only "ON ORDER"... there is NOT SINGLE VARIAX in my country to test in a shop...


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#86 jandrio

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Posted 06 March 2015 - 04:17 AM

but,  if u plug it and its dead silent, this IS THE SOLUTION 2 ur "HUMMMM+BUZZZZZ" problem, isn't it?

 

as Charlie_Watt said, "It is much quieter than any mag pickup guitar out there when you use the piezo pickups and the modeling".

so, if u wanna try one, just order, try, + return/refund  back if u do not like.... :)


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Posted 06 March 2015 - 06:15 AM

Learn to live with some amount of noise.  It is hard to avoid.  (Unless you have a JTV!)  That is one of the things that I like about my Variax.  I have had a Variax since the original 500 came out and they are the quietest guitars out there. (when you don't use the Mag pickups)


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#88 r2v2

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Posted 06 March 2015 - 07:07 AM

guys iam glad you like your variaxes...

 

but i like my guitar's tone and feel... i dont think everybody who is trying to eliminate buzz from their rig should be forwarded to buy Variax... period...

 

its a solution, maybe... but its not for everyone...

 

ill see what the guitar builder guy has to say next week when i bring him my guitar and than i will decide whats next...

 

right now i enjoy playing without Line 6 POD on a battery powered macbook with a Overloud TH2 software amp simulator...

 

the guitar is absolutelly silent and the tone is like a bell of Notre Dame... if only i could translate this experience into a wall-powered Line 6 POD HD...


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Posted 06 March 2015 - 07:30 AM

guys iam glad you like your variaxes...

 

but i like my guitar's tone and feel... i dont think everybody who is trying to eliminate buzz from their rig should be forwarded to buy Variax... period...

 

its a solution, maybe... but its not for everyone...

 

ill see what the guitar builder guy has to say next week when i bring him my guitar and than i will decide whats next...

 

right now i enjoy playing without Line 6 POD on a battery powered macbook with a Overloud TH2 software amp simulator...

 

the guitar is absolutelly silent and the tone is like a bell of Notre Dame... if only i could translate this experience into a wall-powered Line 6 POD HD...

 

So I've kind of lost track of all the different iterations you've went through here, but if you used the HD500X with the USB plugged into your laptop (with the laptop plugged in) while listening through headphones, do you still find this exceptionally noisy? Is that more or less noisy than just the HD500X itself with headphones? I've recorded quite a lot with my laptop with the HD500, and I don't really notice any additional noise (using a regular guitar, not my Variax). The way I see it, the noise while using headphones alone (not connected a computer or anything else) may be annoying, but it doesn't really affect anything. You're the only one who would hear it. But if you get noise while recording or hooking up to a PA, that can be a problem. Also, I do think that in a high gain situation, some amount of noise is simply unavoidable. High gain tones inherently raise the noise floor.

 

I actually wonder if the noise floor you experience might be simply because you're running everything at a higher mains voltage. I've never really looked into whether that could make a difference or not.


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Posted 06 March 2015 - 10:36 AM

phil_m> so I've kind of lost track of all the different iterations you've went through here

 

i dont blame you :) i really tried a lot of stuff...

 

lets return to basics...

 

this buzz is present also on this rig:

 

(GUITAR --> GUITAR CABLE --> POD HD500X --> HEADPHONES) <<< NO NOTEBOOK USED IN THIS SETUP, BUZZ IS THE SAME

 

headphones were ruled out previously...


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Posted 10 March 2015 - 10:37 PM

Try in investigate your guitar. Or just use a noise gate. 


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Posted 23 September 2015 - 07:59 PM

hey r2v2, 

 

any luck?


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