Is some hiss/hum normal?

Started by afountas, August 12, 2016, 03:36:09 PM

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Does anyone have a rig that is nearly silent?  or do you always get some hiss/hum?

I have a good number of effects running in my chain. but everything is either running on an isolated power supply or a furman power supply with Isolated outlets.  All the power supply cords are neatly organized and have very limited intersection with instrument or effect cables. 

However, I do still get some noise from the rig, it's fairly minimal.. which is where my question comes from.  Will some noise always exist or is it possible to get it to a nearly inaudible level when nothing is engaged.

pic of the rig:

Guitars: Equator Mini, Fender Strat Deluxe, Tacoma Custom Build Koa (acoustic), Taylor NS74CE (acoustic)> Martin D16GT (acoustic)>

Dunlop Crybaby From Hell >  OD9 Silver > OD9 Silver > Analogman BiComp >
Loop Master 5 Loop (w/tuner out): 1. (Korg Pitchblack Tuner) 2. Whammy 5 w/ Midi  3. Black Cat Vibe 4. Line 6 M13 5.(empty) 6. Boomerang III

Amp: 1990 Fender Deluxe Reverb Reissue w/ Weber Blue Dog 50 watt Paper Cone Light Dope


I think it is inevitable for the PU to pick up EM waves, especially with the compressor on. This worsens if there are any dimmer switches on or any small engine things like fans.