I had a show last saturday and re-set up my rig last night at practice....i use a GK fusion 550 through an Eden 4x10 and a GK sbx 115''....awesome,i know......i also have a pedal board with loop,delay,chorus,overdrive,fuzz,volume pedal in that order from amp to bass ok so i hooked everything back up and had a horrible hiss coming through...after doing my process of elimination of every patch cable,instrmt cable,and singling out every pedal...no luck....i bypassed my pedal board and ran straight bass...no hiss,so its gotta be the pedal board ,right? after swapping cables,surge protectors and everything else....still a hiss...it got better,but still pretty annoying.......my lead guitarist starts fiddling with my settings....which i keep my gain at about 10oclock...keep pretty much all the EQ at 12oclockish..( i dial most of my tone from the 3 band eq on my bass)...my master at 1oclock.....only pushing enough to cut through......and to make up for the loss of power being sucked from the pedal board well i turn down the gain to about 9oclock...the master is at about 9oclock....but for some reason my sound is TWICE as loud as ever......no hiss,which is awesome.....but how is it possible to be almost twice as loud when i cut everything down..all the settings on the amp and bass are pretty much the same......everything sounds amazing......but im very paranoid now.....i cant explain it,so if anyone can give any insight on how this could be....im listening!!!....thanks guys edit: come to think of it...i did swap out a bad monster cable that connected my amp to the pedal board.....it never crackled or popped until we were messing with it last night.....maybe because it was bad it was restricting power???.......ive only had the amp since september and nothings changed cable wise,but i think i remember that monster cable giving me crap in the past. sound like a possible colpret?