Electro-Harmonix Hum Debugger
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Electro-Harmonix Hum Debugger

Hum Debugger, Noise gate per chitarra from Electro-Harmonix.

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badgerific 15/04/2011

Electro-Harmonix Hum Debugger : Recensione di badgerific (content in English)

"Okay to stop hum, not great for other noise."
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Simple to use stompbox format, just plug your guitar cable into the input and your amp cable on the output (1/4") and plug the power supply that comes with it and you're ready to go. The only controls that this pedal has is a toggle switch for normal/strong hum and the bypass footswitch. It's true bypass so that when the effect isn't engaged it doesn't effect the sound of your signal at all.

UTILIZATION

Very easy to use, this is a pedal which I had on all the time when I had it and the only thing that needs to be adjusted is the normal/strong toggle switch depending on the amount of noise in your signal chain. Can't get much easier to use than this pedal.

I think this simplicity could possibly mean that it's more limited than other noise suppressors/gates.

SOUND QUALITY

I used this pedal with various basses and guitars and while it did cut hum from my signal it also added a strange sound which I can only think to describe as a subtle ring modulation kind of sound. I thought it was just my pedal or something else in my rig but apperently other people have reported the same problem so that may be something to consider when buying this pedal. It's because of this ring modulation sound that I tradded this pedal and won't be getting another.

OVERALL OPINION

I dislike the wierd ring modulation sound this pedal made and it's quite a large pedal so I couldn't justify keeping it. I think there are other noise suppressing devices that would be a better choice such as an ISP Noise Decimator. If the strange noise wasn't present on this pedal then I'm sure I would still have it today.

The thing I did like about this pedal is how simple it was to use even if it means it's slightly more limited.