EH HumDebugger examples

maxvintage

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I just got an EH Humdebugger and thought I would show how it works/sounds. Sound samples with and without below

I have a very electrically noisy office/music space. Not sure why. But it's bad enough that I've tried various strategies fro reducing hum. My favorite guitar has a Lace Alumitone in it.

But here is an example of a guitar that's annoying to play because of buzz. I made this hollow body out out of plywood. It has a lollar CC pickup that sounds great but buzzes like mad

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Below are three short and sloppy sound clips, with just a touch of reverb, recorded direct

First, without the HumDebugger

Second, with the Humdebugger set to "normal"

Third, the second clip with a recording of the hum alone mixed in


I put the third clip in there to see if the hum itself was adding something, on the theory that we like analog noise.

So it's very good, but I do hear a difference between the raw and the debugged sound. I like the raw sound better: it's maybe a little more "lush"? but the hum is infuriating, and the Hum Debugger pretty much kills it.

It s clever device that requires its own AC power supply, so I'll bet it works by sampling the line signal and phase canceling the hum?
 

brookdalebill

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I had one, then I got rid of all my single coil pickups and the DeBugger.
I recently put a set of single coils in my Les Paul.
I may buy another!
 

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On my iPad speakers, the debugged sounds the best. My brain doesn't like the buzzing as much as it likes the lost "sweetness", that I do hear in the raw examples, but it can't focus on the overall.

Thanks for the distraction!
 

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I like the debugged clip the best as well.

I’ve been using the Hum Debugger for about 3 years now. I sometimes think I can hear a tone change but it’s incredibly subtle to the point I don’t care and can’t even really tell what it actually is.

I should make some clips. Yours are clean, playing with a dirty amp or a fuzz the hum get even worse and the benefits of the Hum Debugger stand out even more.
 




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