We live in an electrically noisy place. Phantom hums and radio stations and static are commonplace when I plug in my guitars to my amps and begin to wail. I’ve tried noise decimators in the past, but they sucked tone out of the chain, and so I’ve just had to live with turning down the Gain and putting up with that humming and noise.
Then, the other day, a friend of mine recommended the Hum Debugger from Electro-Harmonix. The purpose of the pedal is dead nut simple:
Every musician battles hum in their signal chain. The Hum Debugger turns it into dead silence, courtesy of a little EHX magic. Not a noise gate, and not a noise suppressor — but a real hum extractor. Silence is golden.