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AX8 effects only in loop - excessive noise


For one of my setups, I use the AX8 in the effects loop of my Budda SD45.

- when using regular pedals in loop of amp, it is dead quiet

- as soon as I pop the AX8 in the loop of the amp, I hear a ton of 60 cycle hum.

- is there any tricks for reducing this?

- signal chain:
guitar to amp input
Amp effects send to AX8 input 1
AX8 output 1 to amp effects return

Output 1 knob maxed

- I have not messed with any noise gating or I/O settings as I don’t know what is optimal

I also use an FXL block occasionally in the AX8, but makes no difference one way or the other



Power User
I've had amps that needed them and others that were okay without. Worth a shot to see if it will help, they're pretty simple to make if you can solder or know someone who can.


running a Humbuster cable (vs. regular guitar cable) between AX8 output and amp effects loop return solved the problem.

Dead quiet now.

Thanks for the suggestion
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