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UX2 Studio Fuzz sound when I play anything with distortion/palm muting! HELP
by sledgus on 2011-12-10 04:39:20

I have a Line 6 POD UX2, which is great... But as soon as i put distortion on, everytime i do any heavy metal palm muted chugging, there is a highly annoying 'fuzz' sound... I have played around with alot of settings, ive increased the noise gate... I dunno what to do : ( Im using an ESP EX351D with EMG HZ passive pickups, Intel Core i7 2.93GHz quad core computer and just the POD UX2 studio... can anyone help me? its very frustrating and ruining my experience


It's definitely not clipping, coz the 'clip' lights on the UX2 dont come on, and the needles aren't even close to topping out, they only go halfway. Turning down the drive helps, but it doesn't take it away. As an experiment I just turned the drive all the way down so that the sound is clean, and there is STILL that freaking fuzz sound! I seriously have no idea hey, I wish a tech person could come and have a look at it for me or something. There's also this very faint crackling sound when I strum a chord or palm mute a chord.. I'm guessing this faint crackling sound when I play clean, is then amplified and made worse once distortion is put on?

If there is that fuzz sound when I play clean, could that mean that there is a problem with my pickups? Do guitars need to be serviced or anything (kinda like a car motor?). I can't really see it being a problem with my pickups as the guitar is only 6 years old and EMG's from what I know are like the rolls royce of guitar pickups. I dunno hey, just putting possibilities out there to maybe helf you knowledgable guys think what it could be... I hope it isn't 'normal' and expected from the UX2, because I did read on the packet that it 'has the lowest noise recording', the key word being LOWEST, in other words, there will be noise?



Re: UX2 Studio Fuzz sound when I play anything with distortion/palm muting! HELP
by sledgus on 2011-12-10 21:11:02

Here's an example of the noise im talking about

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zorYt4OPYgw">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zorYt4OPYgw">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zorYt4OPYgw



Re: UX2 Studio Fuzz sound when I play anything with distortion/palm muting! HELP
by Line6david on 2011-12-12 11:05:49

Hi,

I responded to your other thread, I am closing this one because it is a duplicate.

Thanks,

David

Line 6 Customer Support



Re: UX2 Studio Fuzz sound when I play anything with distortion/palm muting! HELP
by sledgus on 2011-12-12 17:41:03

Ok, I only made this one because someone suggested I put the problem in this discussion category. I replied your post in the other one and provided you with a screen shot of my patch settings, I hope it's of use.




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