I came across this older video by Dennis of Pro Tone Pedals. It’s video explaining noise from distortion pedals – on the causes and some of the solutions to remedy these problems. I thought this was a very informative video and is definitely worth posting here, since I know a lot of you have dirtboxes.
There were a few points there were great, especially the emphasis on purchasing quality cables for your rig. I’ve been stating that for years. Instrument cables should be lasting you FOREVER. If not, they’re probably crap cables. One point that I didn’t agree on so much was pedal order, but that is definitely subjective and is dependent on what you like/hear. I’m sure a few of you will match this order, but a lot of you won’t. I really think it depends on the application. Let me know what you think.
This article was originally posted here.