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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:54 pm 
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I built the germanium boost a month ago and overall have been quite happy with it. I've played around with different resistance pots and germanium transistors. There is one issue i notice, when I turn my guitar's volume all the way down, or if I turn on my PolyTune 2 and cut the signal before the pedal (when on), there is a very light hiss that starts; it also will happen if I turn my guitar's tone knob all the way down. I was curious what might cause this.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:23 am 
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Ge transistors are noisy. Some more so than others. The only thing you can do is get one with low noise and power it with a battery only cuz batteries don’t hum.

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