Hello fellow bass players,
I just signed up hence I'm new to this forum. I hope to learn from all of you experts here :)
Well, I know this question must have been asked a zillion times, but I need some help here with my bass compressor.
I recently acquired a Xotic SP compressor and I love how it works! The only problem I have is that whenever I switch it on, it makes a loud hissing sound. This problem only occurs when I switch to my neck/bridge pickup. It's almost silent when the pick up selector switch is at a neutral position. I am not running any other pedals at the moment.
It probably is important to mention that I am using a 9V battery for my compressor. Will switching to a One Spot or any other power supply help with the noise? I have also tried shielding my bass already and replaced a few pots but the noise is still there.
I am using a 5 string Yamaha with Aguilar picks ups and a OBP-1 pre amp. I hope I can get some advice here, thank you very much! :)
What Yamaha are you using? Certain basses will always hiss if you roll to the front or back pickup. I has to do with the pickups essentially working like a humbucker when in the middle position doing phase cancellation on the noise. Jazz basses are well known for this phenomenon.
If you have single coil pickups the only way to help it is to get a stacked humbucker/noisless pickup
Exactly. The compressor is not causing the noise, it is only amplifying the noise that was already there. The bass always made that noise, but you may not have noticed it because it was not amplified so much.
A battery is the lowest-noise power supply.
Yup some of my basses have become hissers when the compressor is on so I added MXR Noise Clamp Noise Gate Pedal in my chain and I am good to go
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