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Increasing staticky noise when turning up the gain knob on overdrive channel

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If it is just while turning the control, open the unit and squirt some CRC226 into the control through the slot where the leads go in. You can bend the plastic spout to get it to spray into the slot. While your at it, do the other controls as well. CRC 226 is available at Home Depot in the electrical dept. Blue can about $2.70. Use only the 226 product as there are others there.

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There will always be some hiss. This is due to general amplification where a small amount of noise is amplified along with the general signal. In most cases, the signal is strong enough to overpower any noise that is present (vocals in your example). This noise should not be that noticable in normal cases. If there is an automatic gain control in the line, this could account for it as with "silent" times, the gain will automatically be increased potentially to the degree where the noise is noticable.

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