As many others I love the VT Bass, but I now spend lots of time playing with headphones and the hiss with the settings I like bothers me. The sound I like is with the character and drive knobs around noon. For example, listen to this guy at 1:40: Can anyone suggest a pedal that produces this kind of sound without the hissing? I understand that I can reduce the hissing by lowering the character/drive knobs, but that for me defeats the purpose of using the pedal. I am guessing the hiss is a characteristic of this pedal with this kind of settings, as I have found other threads at TB describing hiss. I am using a 9v battery and the setup is bass -> vt bass pedal -> korg px4b (flat/neutral) -> headphones. Removing the vt bass pedal (without any other change) makes the hiss go away. Can anyone suggest a hiss-free alternative? thanks!