Noisy gain channels on 5:25

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surfinboy
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Noisy gain channels on 5:25

Post by surfinboy » Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:10 am

All of the distortion channels - blues, crunch and burn - on my 5:25 are very noisy, especially at higher gain levels. They're much noisier than any pedal I've used. Is this normal?

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Re: Noisy gain channels on 5:25

Post by amrose57 » Mon Sep 21, 2015 12:06 pm

surfinboy wrote:All of the distortion channels - blues, crunch and burn - on my 5:25 are very noisy, especially at higher gain levels. They're much noisier than any pedal I've used. Is this normal?
Are you referring to hiss? My 5:25+ has a bit too much hiss in it, IMO. I swapped V1 and V2 with the Mesa SPX7a tubes and it lowered the hiss way down.

Al

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Re: Noisy gain channels on 5:25

Post by Mullenski » Thu Sep 24, 2015 1:58 pm

Yep, check yer tubes!

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Re: Noisy gain channels on 5:25

Post by rjw » Fri Oct 02, 2015 9:45 am

amrose57 wrote:
surfinboy wrote:All of the distortion channels - blues, crunch and burn - on my 5:25 are very noisy, especially at higher gain levels. They're much noisier than any pedal I've used. Is this normal?
Are you referring to hiss? My 5:25+ has a bit too much hiss in it, IMO. I swapped V1 and V2 with the Mesa SPX7a tubes and it lowered the hiss way down.

Al
Did it change the sound or volume at all?

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Re: Noisy gain channels on 5:25

Post by Len Rabinowitz » Sat Oct 24, 2015 1:20 pm

Without hearing it- it may be normal. Tube amp, distortion channels, high gain- you are gonna get noise.
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Re: Noisy gain channels on 5:25

Post by amrose57 » Tue Oct 27, 2015 12:34 pm

rjw wrote:
amrose57 wrote:
surfinboy wrote:All of the distortion channels - blues, crunch and burn - on my 5:25 are very noisy, especially at higher gain levels. They're much noisier than any pedal I've used. Is this normal?
Are you referring to hiss? My 5:25+ has a bit too much hiss in it, IMO. I swapped V1 and V2 with the Mesa SPX7a tubes and it lowered the hiss way down.

Al
Did it change the sound or volume at all?
Nope....sounds the same, just with a bit less hiss....

Al

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