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I've had the Tonebone Plexitube since January of this year, but have only played through it a couple of times. I recently took it out to really experiment with it and get to know the pedal. Right away I noticed this insanely loud hissing when I took it off true bypass onto channel 1 and 2. I took the pedal out of the chain to isolate it, and the hissing seeped through the true bypass a bit. I messed with the guitar and amp's tone knobs, and when the treble was at 0 it took the edge off the noise, but was still present. Even when I did fiddle with my guitar's tone knob it picked up the sound of the pot rotating (I tried this on multiple guitars and amps). With the guitar volume at 0 the hissing was still present. I took it to my teacher and he attempted to switch the tube out for another, but Radial makes it a real ***** to get at the tube so we didn't bother. Could you please help me fix this problem? - Luke

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It sounds like somehow the pre-gain is very high while the volume or post-gain is very low. Try turning the volume high on the effects unit and the gain low, and don't have the amp volume too low either.

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