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feedback noise with B3

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by SGbassist, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. SGbassist


    Jan 3, 2012
    Hi Guys,
    I have a very specific problem when the board im using now, hoping that someone who have experiences in this to share with me their solution.

    Im using a EBS Microbass II with a Zoom B3 and my chain goes like this:
    Bass -> Microbass -> amp, B3 in the efx send/return of the Microbass
    However, when im using a distortion + Wah sound, it gives an horrible feedback sound when im nt playing anything. And this changes its pitch when i shift my wah. This does not happen when i plug in direct to B3 nor when i go microbass into the zoom B3 and out to amp. So i believe its smth to do with the efx loop of the microbass

    Anyone have any ideas what is going on and any solutions for me? i thought of putting in a buffer before the zoom B3, not too sure if it does anith..

    thanks in advance
  2. Crystalman85


    Nov 30, 2008
    Chicago, Il.
    If the patch you use on the zoom b3 makes a hissing noise because of the high gain levels on the distortion model, try adding a noise gate on the patch. the zoom b3 has a noise gate model.
  3. SGbassist


    Jan 3, 2012
    not a hissing sound from the gain.. but feedback.. like screeching feedback
  4. Swift713


    Dec 4, 2006
    Pittsfield, Ma
    I'd maybe guess the Microbass is sending too hot a signal to the B3?
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