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    Just got a Nady A/B/Y switcher. Its awfully noisy. Is there anything I can do to quiet it down. I know its a cheapo, but ....
    Just a lot of hum, pretty quiet switching, though.

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    I'm not familiar with that switch, but why couldn't you put a noise gate in front of it?
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    If the switching itself is quiet with no pop, but you're getting hum overall, then there's got to be a grounding problem in the unit. I'd take a look inside just to make sure there's nothing obvious jumping out at you. Is this a metal cased switcher? If it is, it could just be a loose retaining nut on one of the switch posts/jacks. You'd be surprised how often these come loose in transit from the factory on all kinds of equipment. I had this happen on a Crybaby wah. It had an annoying hum, and even worse and weird, moving the pedal, I'd also pick up AM radio interference. Tightened everything up, and it's now perfect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kissmyace View Post
    Just got a Nady A/B/Y switcher. Its awfully noisy. Is there anything I can do to quiet it down. I know its a cheapo, but ....
    Just a lot of hum, pretty quiet switching, though.
    take it back and get a Radial big shot aby (guitar center) . no problems with mine. very quiet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kissmyace View Post
    Just got a Nady A/B/Y switcher. Its awfully noisy. Is there anything I can do to quiet it down. I know its a cheapo, but ....
    Just a lot of hum, pretty quiet switching, though.
    I fix amps for a local shop near me. Generally, I'd look for connections to be loose internally first. Like sleeper said, if a ground is not making GOOD contact, weird things can happen.

    Weird things can also happen if you get ground loops in rigs. Have you tried running ONLY your switcher with no other pedals into 2 amps? Check 3 cables to make sure they don't hum individually, then plug your guitar into switcher, switcher into 2 amps. See if it still hums.

 

 

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