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I have a Crate GTX212W Guitar Amplifier. There is an effects unit in the amp which almost looks like it was added as an after thought. This unit causes a buzz that gets very annoying and can sometimes be overwhelming. I can quite the noise by opening the amp and fiddling with the plug, or by unplugging the unit all together, but this leaves me with no reverb. Is there anything I can do to stop the buzz? Shielding the cables maybe?

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