Bass Buzz
Mrblomme
Jul 18 2009, 05:02 PM
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So after a few months I bought a bass, I went to the local store and tried some and some Richwood seemed to be my best shot.

So at home I wanted to plug it in, very nice but when I turn open the lowest button I get some buzz.
The strange thing is: when I touch something in metal, doesnt matter: a string, tuners, bridge, ... the buzz stops.

How could I get the buzz away? I suppose it's a bad soldering or something?

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Jul 18 2009, 07:58 PM
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It's likely not your bass at all, but the wiring in your house, or perhaps ambient electronics. If you have a CRT monitor, try switching it off or getting an LCD; if you have fluorescent lights or dimmer switches on the same circuit try replacing those; try plugging the amp into an outlet on a different circuit. If all else fails, this little unit almost totally removed noise caused by the wiring in my house: http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product...ator?sku=150450

They also have a version that you plug into the wall, and then plug your amp into that, but I didn't have much luck with that one.

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Mrblomme
Jul 18 2009, 08:15 PM
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QUOTE (dysfunction @ Jul 18 2009, 08:58 PM) *
It's likely not your bass at all, but the wiring in your house, or perhaps ambient electronics. If you have a CRT monitor, try switching it off or getting an LCD; if you have fluorescent lights or dimmer switches on the same circuit try replacing those; try plugging the amp into an outlet on a different circuit. If all else fails, this little unit almost totally removed noise caused by the wiring in my house: http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product...ator?sku=150450

They also have a version that you plug into the wall, and then plug your amp into that, but I didn't have much luck with that one.

It also makes buzz at other amps at other houses so I think it can only be the bass.

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Mrblomme
Jul 18 2009, 08:26 PM
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Allright I'll try that tomorrow! smile.gif

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Mrblomme
Jul 21 2009, 05:42 PM
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Tried it and it looks like it IS the wiring. sad.gif

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Mrblomme
Jul 25 2009, 02:23 PM
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I got a link from Bogdan the other day and this could be it.

http://www.audereaudio.com/FAQ_PUNoise.htm

The only problem I have is:

""If a shield is installed but not connected to ground this will often increase the noise as opposed to decrease it so be sure to connect the shield to ground.""

How do I connect the shield to the ground...

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Mrblomme
Jul 26 2009, 11:23 PM
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Nobody?

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Jul 26 2009, 11:28 PM
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It *might* be the pickup itself if you have a P or J Bass style bass guitar with a singlecoil pickup, some cheaper bass singlecoils tend to have some excessive humming noise at louder volumes...

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Jul 27 2009, 10:56 PM
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Check out this article, you may find some useful info. Hope it helps.

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Mrblomme
Jul 28 2009, 11:13 PM
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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Jul 27 2009, 11:56 PM) *
Check out this article, you may find some useful info. Hope it helps.

I'll read it when I'm back home, thanks!

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Mrblomme
Aug 2 2009, 05:38 PM
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I'm taking the bass to the store tuesday and let the shopkeeper have a look at it. wink.gif

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