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I would say two things:
1) Maybe put this in a normal thread, people don't tend to respond much to these blog things.
2) We need to know what's on your board and how it's powered and what it's going into etc.
Are you sure it's the pedal board? If you plug in clean into your amp does the noise go away? Are you using single coils in your guitar?
Are you hearing the noise when your pedals are off? Or just when they are engaged? Those are two different problems that can be attacked different ways.
If your pedals are noise when engaged, then you may need a gate that will raise noise floor. (ie. Boss NF-2).
If your pedals are noise when not engaged, it could be buffers if they are not true by-pass and may be affected by the order of effects. You could also create signal loops or by-pass pedal pedals that will completed remove a pedal out of the signal path when not engaged. (I've used Boss PSM-5 for this before. It's discontinued now, but you can find lots used.)
Lastly, long cables can be a source of hum as well. That's over 51 ft of cable. In a high RF environment that could spell trouble with long unbalanced lines. Usually not the problem, but I've played in older church downtown that were flooded with ambient RF noise.
Like Stevo said, more info the better. Pic probably worth a thousand words.
Hey - good point. If it's hum, I'm looking for another issue. If it's hiss, it's more likely a pedal thing. What kind of noise is it? Actual hum or hiss?
You don't have very many pedals, but the TubeScreamer and the Dano are not usually very quiet. And like Wayne said, single coils give hum. Are you playing a guitar with single coils? It could also be in your amp - a tube going bad or loose, a bad cable, etc.
As for cables - I guess Monster are usually not noisy. But heck, I'll build you some boutique pedals for 1/3rd the price. Just let me know when those Monsters die and I'll hook you up. (Trust me, they'll die if you have the typical luck.)
And why did you buy a 31ft and 21ft cable? Just curious - I wouldn't normally see that much cable used. I max out at 24 ft on stage. You did get instrument cables, right? (I don't know those models...)
Need more info.
I see the pedal board is powered. Is the amp and the pedalboard in the same wall socket? You could have a potential ground loop.
However the easiest way to determine if it's RF front single coils is to stand with your guitar strapped on and start rotating in a circle, like clock or compass. Basically the RF generates fields that are very directional and *should* get louder and softer depending on the direction your facing. I've learned this trick having to play my strat or tele years ago in really nasty RF filled stages. (Note: to track down nasty RF, we use tricks like AM radio on static, in between stations and walk around, constantly listening when the static gets the better or worse. This is one of the 10 tricks of tracking down noise issues from Mix Mag years ago.)
Strat & Tele players also know the middle settings cancel noise better. So if only get noise in the neck and bridge, but not in the middle position, might be another clue. This effect is more exaggerated on Strat than Tele.
I *really* think you should plug straight into your amp in the clean channel and see if you still hear the hum, so we can trace if it's the amp, the guitar or the pedals (or all 3).
Where do you have the volume control set on your Strat?
I build cables using Canare GS6 cable and Neutrik or G&H connectors. It's hard to get better than that for the money.
Where are the pics?
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