DiMarzio D-Activator Noise Quesiton

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  1. symorian

    symorian SS.org Regular

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    Hi,

    I have an Ibanez XPT700 with stock pickups of DiMarzio D-Activator.

    While recording at home, I observed that the pickups pick too much noise like fizz, hum, hiss and so... probably related to grounding issues.

    That's why I heavily use noise reduction (NOT NOISE GATE!) with a setting of -17dB threshold which barely reduces high end & distortion amount and quality, thus, rendering the performance a bit dull & lifeless.

    My question is, how can I solve this problem on the hardware and circuit side? Is it something related to my guitar's wiring problem or pickup distance or something about the electricity circuit/grounding problem in my flat? Are there any fixes to try?

    Thanks a lot!
     
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    what gear do you use? do you run noisy pedals in a chain? and what do you have your gain at?
     
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    Hi lewis,

    I'm using POD HD300 as effects board and no other analog pedals.
    Also Fostex MKII reference monitors together with a PC.

    My Gain is set around 25% (I know this is too low but I do quad-tracking + use IRs)

    Thanks a lot!!
     

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