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The Hum X Exterminator removes unwanted voltage and current in the ground line that cause ground loop hum. This noise reduction adapter simultaneousl...Read More

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Rids your system of unwanted hum safely .

The Hum X Exterminator removes unwanted voltage and current in the ground line that cause ground loop hum. This noise reduction adapter simultaneously maintains a solid, safe ground. You no longer have to run your audio signal through filtering that results in loss of volume, tone, or both. Some devices simply remove or float the ground, which is never safe! Hum X removes the ground loop while leaving the ground and your signal intact. Easy to use and completely effective!


It's the safest way to get rid of ground loop hum. Order Hum X today!

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EbtechHum X Hum Exterminator
 
4.1

(based on 33 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

63%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (10)
  • Excellent sound quality (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (9)
  • Amateur recording (6)
  • Home studio (6)
  • Outdoor events / games (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (12), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Ebtech Hum x and other Hum Eliminator Equipment Tips

The Ebtech Hum X does just what its supposed to do - cancels out the (almost always) Laptop AC Ground Loop Hum! Anytime you have a Laptop Computer within your loop/chain/board...Read complete review

The Ebtech Hum X does just what its supposed to do - cancels out the (almost always) Laptop AC Ground Loop Hum! Anytime you have a Laptop Computer within your loop/chain/board configuration, you can (almost) always count on having an "AC Hum" which is (almost) ALWAYS caused by the Laptop's external AC direct-connect Power Source/Transformer. Its easy to find out if thats your problem. Simply remove the Laptops external power cable, run the Laptop on its battery power source and "listen" for the hum to go away!!! If it does, then you know you definitely have an AC Ground Loop problem with the external power source.! Simply plug the Ebtec Hum X into your UPS/Regulated Power supply Output jack and then plug the Laptop's external AC cable into the Ebtec Hum X done deal! When ordering up the Ebtec Hum X, dont forget that there could be "other additional power-hum problems that need addressed. If thats the case and you still have other hums, checkout the other tips I have listed elsewhere in this review. Remember, very rarely does one piece of equipment handle everything. Note: DJ's have had this same (Laptop in configuration) problem for years and are amazed how such a simple plug-in device like the Ebtech Hum X eliminates the situation Since Ground Loop Hums seem to always be a problem, one piece of equipment normally does not handle them all. You need to isolate, in your configuration, just what piece of gear/cable is creating the "hum." The first place I would start (and install/place hum unit) would be at the Amplifier using a Dual-Channel type Hum unit (Nady HE1 or Ebtec). Connect the individual Output cables from your Pedal Board/Mixer and Guitar to the Input side of the (Nady HE1 or Ebtech Hum Eliminator) unit; Connect the Output of the (Nady HE1 or Ebtec ) to the Amps Input channels. Note: Make sure you use superior quality grade TS patch/jumper cables for connecting here (Hosa or DiMarzio are great.) Also, don't forget to check your Mixer XLR/Jack connectors for any added "hums" that maybe present. If this is the case, another solution is using the Ebtech HE-2R. This unit will handle 2 channels each of both your TS & XLR cable runs. Dont forget to inquire with your sales rep about purchasing/including within your configuration a good Regulated Power source commensurate with the equipment/pedals you are using in your overall configuration. They are a definite safety net and, will add years to your equipment by providing good, constant, clean power to your systems configuration. All of these mentioned units are of great value to your configuration considering they all do just what they are suppose to do. Yes, they are going to cost you a little extra cash however; sometimes these extra expenses are necessary in order to fix the problems. Pricey? Not really considering what you'll receive in the end - "Better Quality Sound" and isn't that what its all about??? As we all know: "if ya' wanna' dance, ya' gotta' pay the band." Good Luck!
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Check your rig first!

I tried plugging in the Hum X Hum Exterminator
every way I could think of but it made no difference at all. I have a pretty standard pedalboard (wah, distortion, delay/chorus,...Read complete review

I tried plugging in the Hum X Hum Exterminator
every way I could think of but it made no difference at all. I have a pretty standard pedalboard (wah, distortion, delay/chorus, tuner) and it didn't take out the hum that I get from flourescent and neon lights. Even pulled everything off my board and started from scratch with this thing plugged in to each pedal...didn't help. (also tried different guitars)...I know the problem is on my end...just wanted folks to know that this thing won't perfom miracles for you...(oh and yes tried plugging everything into a power strip with the Hum X Hum Exterminator...no good)

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4.0

Worked pretty well in "noisy" room

By Really, MF?

from New Hampshire

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  • Compact Design

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances

    Comments about Ebtech Hum X Hum Exterminator:

    Cut annoying hum in half from my Mesa Boogie at bar that had previously given me lots of noise problems, even with my humbucker-equipped Godin. The other guitar player recommended this product and, while it didn't eliminate it completely, I'm satisfied with the results.

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    5.0

    Worked Perfectly

    By Buzzkill

    from south carolina

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    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Performances

      Comments about Ebtech Hum X Hum Exterminator:

      I bought a Morley ABC pedal so could choose between my 3 amps without unplugging my guitar every time. I have a tube and with about seven effects looped thought it and two solid state amps. They each have their own character and the Morley also gives me the option to play through all 3 with no power or tone loss. The only problem was once all that gear was combined I got a wicked ground loop hum. I tried plugging different things into different wall sockets. I even tried running extensions into other rooms to make sure I was on a different circuit. I looked everywhere online for a solution and I didn't want to spend hundreds on a solution. The Hum X kept popping up and I figured, why not? The first thing I tried was using it on my tube amp and Presto! Um was gone! By the way, Musician's Friend had the best price by far.

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      1.0

      Doesn't work at all for me

      By Tuneleft

      from Boston, MA

      Comments about Ebtech Hum X Hum Exterminator:

      I bought one and it was useless. I sent it back and the next one the same thing. We tried live, in 2 different home studios and all the same result. Save your money. This is nonsense.

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      5.0

      No More Hum

      By RonM

      from Sarasota, FL

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      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Ebtech Hum X Hum Exterminator:

        Plugged my old Marshall JCM900 into the unit and immediately "no more hum." Great when using a splitter or when stage grounding is a problem.

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        It works, but it's pricey.

        By Waldo

        from Minnesota

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        Pros

        • Compact Design

        Cons

        • It's overpriced.

        Best Uses

        • Performances

        Comments about Ebtech Hum X Hum Exterminator:

        It does reduce buzzing in older venues where it was a problem. And it is safer than using a ground lift. If it lasts for years, it might be worth the money.

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        5.0

        Goodbye hum!

        By TwitchBronBron

        from Lancaster, PA

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        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality

        Cons

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            Comments about Ebtech Hum X Hum Exterminator:

            This thing took the hum right out of our system. We put one in front of the amp rack and then one in front of the effects rack, and goodbye hum. Almost all of the group loop hum was eliminated.

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            5.0

            Does the trick.

            By Chuchuchip

            from Queens, NY

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            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Mobile DJ
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Ebtech Hum X Hum Exterminator:

              I now have one for every amplifier I own. The electric is dirty in my building & these niffty things do the trick to quite the buzz!

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              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              a must have

              By Slab

              from Vashon WA

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              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Excellent Sound Quality

              Cons

              • Expensive

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Performances

              Comments about Ebtech Hum X Hum Exterminator:

              I don't always eliminate hum... but when I do, I use HUM-X. LOL Seriously, this jewel has saved me several times dealing with the typically horrible power provided in small live music venues. It won't solve everything but it seems to fix typical grounding issues with amps, mixers, and effect chains. I keep one on my stage gear and an extra one with me on gigs. You never know when you will suddenly need another or someone else will need one.

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              3.0

              worked then shorted out or broke

              By Pat

              from Melbourne FL

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                Cons

                • Breaks Easily

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio

                Comments about Ebtech Hum X Hum Exterminator:

                used for less then a year and shorted out on me. would have been nice to put a fuse in it to protect and prolong life. did help reduce buzz/fuzz/hum/white noise. still had some hum but not as bad as after it broke. now i can hear my pc do anything through my PA. drives, cpu, mouse. i cant even master my sound for the band.

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                1.0

                Didn't solve my problems

                By 73LesPaul

                from Altamonte Springs, FL

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                  Cons

                  • Didn't Solve Buzz Problem
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                  • Not Responsive

                  Best Uses

                  • Performances

                  Comments about Ebtech Hum X Hum Exterminator:

                  The sales staff at Musician's Friend is knowledgeable and helpful. They recommended that I try the HUM X to solve a buzz in my amplifier that is caused by overhead lighting. Unfortunately it didn't work and Musician's Friend was easy to work with when I returned it.

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