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Electro-Harmonix XO Hum Debugger Hum Eliminator Guitar Effects Pedal  

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The beautiful sound of silence from a small pedal.

Listen &ndash do you hear that? That sound coming from your amp vaguely like a swarm of African killer bees coming to chase away your audience? The Electro-Harmonix Hum Debugger Hum Eliminator Pedal completely and totally eliminates hum from any audio source. It is not a suppressor. It is not a noise gate. It is absolute silence. Small and compact so it won't take up valuable space on your pedalboard. Green LED indicates when it's engaged.


Get rid of that hum once and for all! Order today.

 
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Electro-HarmonixXO Hum Debugger Hum Eliminator Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.0

(based on 22 reviews)

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        Silence is Golden

        I play jazz guitar. One of my favorie guitars is a Gibson ES175 with one P90 single coil pickup. Love the tone but hate the 60HZ hum. I do not use any pedals...Read complete review

        I play jazz guitar. One of my favorie guitars is a Gibson ES175 with one P90 single coil pickup. Love the tone but hate the 60HZ hum. I do not use any pedals and go for a really clean tone. I tried the ISP Decimator and the Boss NS-2 to rid the hum but being that they are noise gates they don't work well on pedal free guitar tone. They are more for getting rid of noisy pedal hum. The EH Hum Debugger works perfect. My P90 is now quiet as a church mouse with no effect on natural tone or sustain. I love it. My only complaint is it is made out of cheap looking steel and for the price you pay for it they could have put a nice coat of paint on it. It is a bit of a eye sore but it works fantastic. If you want clean and quiet single coil tone buy one !!!

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        It works, but....

        Well it works. I tried it on a Rhodes piano, Clavinet, and guitar. It was remarkable on the Clavinet. It got rid of the nasty hum. Only one problem, I noticed...Read complete review

        Well it works. I tried it on a Rhodes piano, Clavinet, and guitar. It was remarkable on the Clavinet. It got rid of the nasty hum. Only one problem, I noticed one note in the higher range of the keyboard was very faint. Did the same thing with the Rhodes and it was the same note. Upon closely comparing the effect to bypass signal, there is a nasal quality to the sound over all. At certain higher notes there is almost a canceling effect. It does work, but for me I can't take the side effects. The tone is almost missing something when this pedal is on. When its bypassed, the signal becomes so much fuller and true. Some people may not notice, or care. For me, its not worth the trade off. Still Electro Harmonix did produce a very unique pedal. For certain situations it would be welcomed to get rid of the bloody hum. There is nothing out there that does what this pedal does.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        It works, but....

        By Moonstar4

        from Michigan

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

            Comments about Electro-Harmonix XO Hum Debugger Hum Eliminator Guitar Effects Pedal:

            Well it works. I tried it on a Rhodes piano, Clavinet, and guitar. It was remarkable on the Clavinet. It got rid of the nasty hum. Only one problem, I noticed one note in the higher range of the keyboard was very faint. Did the same thing with the Rhodes and it was the same note. Upon closely comparing the effect to bypass signal, there is a nasal quality to the sound over all. At certain higher notes there is almost a canceling effect. It does work, but for me I can't take the side effects. The tone is almost missing something when this pedal is on. When its bypassed, the signal becomes so much fuller and true. Some people may not notice, or care. For me, its not worth the trade off. Still Electro Harmonix did produce a very unique pedal. For certain situations it would be welcomed to get rid of the bloody hum. There is nothing out there that does what this pedal does.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Works but not without issues

            By dongtru67

            from Wilmington.Ohio

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            Pros

            • Works As Its Supposed To

            Cons

            • Adds Weird Noise

            Best Uses

            • Got For Home Studio

            Comments about Electro-Harmonix XO Hum Debugger Hum Eliminator Guitar Effects Pedal:

            Works fine. On the strong setting it seems to affect the tone somewhat. I only use on normal
            because it's all thats needed in my case. Does
            seem to add a weird fuzzy noise to the signal
            but it's very faint and can't be heard while
            playing.

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            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Silence is Golden

            By Vinny

            from Redwood City, CA.

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Excellent Sound Quality

            Cons

            • Cheap Looking

            Best Uses

              Comments about Electro-Harmonix XO Hum Debugger Hum Eliminator Guitar Effects Pedal:

              I play jazz guitar. One of my favorie guitars is a Gibson ES175 with one P90 single coil pickup. Love the tone but hate the 60HZ hum. I do not use any pedals and go for a really clean tone. I tried the ISP Decimator and the Boss NS-2 to rid the hum but being that they are noise gates they don't work well on pedal free guitar tone. They are more for getting rid of noisy pedal hum. The EH Hum Debugger works perfect. My P90 is now quiet as a church mouse with no effect on natural tone or sustain. I love it. My only complaint is it is made out of cheap looking steel and for the price you pay for it they could have put a nice coat of paint on it. It is a bit of a eye sore but it works fantastic. If you want clean and quiet single coil tone buy one !!!

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              XO HUM DEBUGGER is excellent

              By Tommy

              from Mascoutah, IL

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              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Responsive

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                  Comments about Electro-Harmonix XO Hum Debugger Hum Eliminator Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  This product completelly eliminated the hum with the P90 pickup on my Gibson ES-125. Excellent product.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Noise problem solved

                  By Bat_aaron

                  from Toledo, oh

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                      Comments about Electro-Harmonix XO Hum Debugger Hum Eliminator Guitar Effects Pedal:

                      I bought this product as a last ditch effort to tame the noise on my carvin v3m's distortion set with a high drive. With one kick of the pedal... Perfect silence. I was amazed. I read other people's reviews talking about color added to the sound... But I was please that there was no noticeable difference. This is a must have for every guitarist. The only negative with this pedal is that it must be powered by its own power supply. So instead of plugging it into my voodoo labs pedal power supply, it has to be run separately. I'd rate this as a 9.5 out of 10... And if they could get this to work off a 9v... A perfect 10!

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Solved my 60 cycle hum problem

                      Comments about Electro-Harmonix XO Hum Debugger Hum Eliminator Guitar Effects Pedal:

                      The Electro Harmonix Hum Debugger pedal is essential to your rig if you have single coil pickups and want to remove 60 cycle hum from your tone. With my simple setup I haven't noticed any loss of tone quality. Now I have the best of both worlds, vintatge Strat pickups with no noise. This pedal really works.
                      I recently switched out my noiseless pickups on my Strat for some Texas Specials which are very hot and produce alot of the typical 60 cycle hum found in all single coil pickups. I play in a church that has old wiring and computer/projectors nearby and the hum became very noticeable. I bought the Hum Debugger plugged it in and no hum! This pedal is amazing. Some folks have said that it colors your sound slightly but I haven't noticed any difference and I am a tone fiend. My rig is simple, just a tube screamer and a delay pedal. As for features, its either on or off. There is a strong setting but I found it wasn't necessary to use.
                      Seems to be well built and solid. EH has a good reputation for high quality products.
                      $120 might seem pricey but having no 60 cycle hum is well worth the cost.

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                      (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      It Works!

                      By DDawg

                      from Sedona, AZ

                      Comments about Electro-Harmonix XO Hum Debugger Hum Eliminator Guitar Effects Pedal:

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                      I've tried for years to remove single coil hum. Attenuators, shielding, new pickups, you name it. Sometimes it's been so bad that even humbuckers hummed!

                      This device fixed it first time. Easy to use, easy to hear.

                      Penalties? A slight nasal effect to the tone, but hey...that's a lot better than hum and can be generally fixed by tweaking a tone control.

                      If you have hum from your guitar....get this box.

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                      (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Works as advertised!

                      By Paul-gJDYM

                      from Chicago

                      Comments about Electro-Harmonix XO Hum Debugger Hum Eliminator Guitar Effects Pedal:

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                      Got rid of virtually all of the buzz/hum from my strat. Now I can use any pickup configuration. Heavy duty metal construction.

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                      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      too much colour for me

                      Comments about Electro-Harmonix XO Hum Debugger Hum Eliminator Guitar Effects Pedal:

                      It does what it claims, LOWERS the hum/buzz/hiss level, but with way too much colouration.

                      I play all single coils (2 G&L's with standard Strat/Tele style pu's and a Hamer Vanguard with P90's) thru an early US made Fender Pro Jr and a gorgeous Reeves Custom 10HG with Weber loaded 1x12 cab. The buzz and 60cycle hum I endure on a daily basis would make most modern guitarists cringe.
                      While the Hum Debugger lifted the noise considerably it also ruined the sound of these Class A tube amps. The Fender became unbearably shrill and the Reeves sounded like it was inside of a damp aluminum can. Very odd and hard to describe the tinny-ness of the resulting tone.
                      Perhaps if you use massive chains of stomp-boxes and you're noise issue is of a different nature than mine this may be the solution for you. Not for me. I'm not much of an FX fan. Tone is in your fingers and your gear.
                      not many. on off, normal-strong lift...
                      seems good
                      a bit pricey

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Single-Coils Hum No More...

                      By 84188375

                      from St. Louis

                      Comments about Electro-Harmonix XO Hum Debugger Hum Eliminator Guitar Effects Pedal:

                      Overall this is a great pedal. The hum cancelling is superb, but you may need to experiment with the order of your pedals if you plan on putting this in your daisy chain. Be cautious when using the "Normal/Strong" toggle switch as it is a little weak feeling.
                      As far as features go, the Electro-Harmonix Hum Debugger has few. The pedal has an on/off stomp switch and a toggle switch to switch between "Normal" and "Strong" hum canceling. Though, all this pedal needs to do is cancel hum, more settings for hum cancelation would have been nice. However, this pedal serves it's purpose with the limited settings it has.
                      The Hum debugger overall seems sturdy and well put together. The tough metal shell and durable stomp switch don't look like they will break down anytime soon. One concern of mine is the toggle switch. The switch itself is very tiny. I could see a problem should an accident occur on stage or in the practice pad. The toggle looks like it could snap right off, but it hasn't seemed to be a problem so far.
                      This pedal can alter the way your guitar sounds if put in the wrong place in your pedal board (as with any pedal). You can get a metallic sounding tone to your signal if utilizied incorrectly.
                      This pedal is a little pricey, but it is the best investment you can make if you have a guitar with single-coil pick-ups.

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