OK, I searched under buzzing--no answers but maybe my search was approached wrongly. Here's the deal: Everything is quiet in my effects chain on or off--that's perfect. I hit a distortion box and get the bs noise buzz/hum we all hate (until you start playing). Lightly touch the strings--it helps only a bit, obviously put some distance between me and the rig--it helps just a bit. Yes, I also try to find the balance between gain/level/volume to no avail that still keeps it at a playable volume. This is both with a Digitech and a ToneMod. What STOPS it? Grrrr.