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    This amp really rocks, but I get an annoying "background noise". What gives? I normally play at low volume, but the noise is always present--sort of a tv static/white noise kind of sound. Very annoying for an amp at this price/quality level. Am I doing something wrong/screwy settings? Any input would be appreciated!
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    That's one of the reasons I stopped using that amp. Lots of hiss is one of the characteristics of the 5150. Also they're very buzzy at low volumes. You might try a noise gate in the loop channel, which might help. If you get the setting right you can drop some of the hiss in between notes but it might also affect your sustain. You could also try adjusting the gain setting as well.
    People that use 5150's tend to overlook the hiss cause you get used to it. Since the 5150 came out there's been lots of amps on the market that will give you just as much gain without all the background static.

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    Tribb--Thanks for the info--greatly appreciated. I guess I will just have to start playing louder! Thanks again.
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