I’m encountering noise problems with my Hog that are becoming pesky. It seems very sensitive. In my house, if there’s something else running that seems to draw a lot of power, the Hog starts buzzing pretty badly…it’s like you can hear the octaves or semi-tones that are boosted even when you’re not playing anything. Air conditioner, washing machine, toaster…all these will boost the volume of the noise.
Last night I had a performance and the problem was the same. I’m worried that I can’t really use this pedal live because of this unpredictability.
I should note that I normally use the Hog with the input gain all the way down, and this seems connected somehow. Increasing the input gain lowers the noise—but it doesn’t make it vanish, and the more I turn it up the more I increase the possibility of clipping. I’ve always preferred to use it with the input slider all the way down and the output all the way up.
Do I have a faulty unit, need a different power supply? Is this a known issue? I’ve always used the EHX power supply that came with it—at least as far as I can remember.
Thanks for any input.