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I wanted to try a Tremolo pedal and picked up a cheap Chinese Moorer off Alibaba Express. It works ok, until I stop playing. I can hear clicking coming through the amp in time with the waves of the pedal. Turning off the pedal results in the clicks changing the beat, but are still there. Is this normal for an opto Trem pedal? It’s no worse than the noise on a high gain amp but it’s still annoying. Just wondering if I need to return it or not. I just couldn’t justify blowing north of 4 bills on a used Flint.
 

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How are you powering the pedal? I've had all sorts of noise in various pedals if not delivering the correct milliamps.
Played with it again today. It was initially powered with a Sanyo “Pedal Juice” (a rechargeable two outlet ps), then today I tried a 9volt battery, and a Strymon Zuma. All produced the same result. I’ve decided that it’s fine at realistic amp volumes.
 

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This worked with my small stone. Did you try it?
Initially no. I figured the power couldn’t get any cleaner than when I had the 9volt installed. I just went and tried it with a TU-3 and then a Blues Driver. Both eliminated the clicking. Well replaced the clicking with a slight swish, but it’s much less noticeable and completely silent when the pedal is off. Thanks for the tip!
 

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I picked up a used Strymon Flint yesterday. First thing I checked was to see how much noise it had compared to the Mooer. The Strymon didn’t have the clicking the Mooer had, but it did have a quiet swish similar to the Mooer behind a Boss (buffer) pedal. Playing the Flint behind the Boss didn’t eliminate the swish. It’s faint and you can’t hear it when playing I just wanted to mention the difference.
 
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