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post Feb 23 2008, 03:07 PM
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I've had a little problem with my guitar for a while- but only now have i decided to post about it.

My pickups always emitt a kind of buzz noise- you can hear it on my LOTD entries

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...showtopic=11749

Weird thing is that on bridge position it is worst but then if i select the middle+bridge position then it is gone.

Another weird thng is that when im in bridge position, if i place my fingers on my input jack then it goes again.

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post Feb 23 2008, 04:16 PM
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I'm guessing you have single coil pickups? A strat maybe?

this is fairly normal then - the reason it dissapears in the moddle position is that the pickuos are wired out of phase in that position which cancels out the hum - just like a humbucker. Its just the price you pay for that single coil sound.

On the other hand, if you have humbuckers, then you could be looking at earthing problems.


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post Feb 23 2008, 05:48 PM
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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Feb 23 2008, 03:16 PM) *
I'm guessing you have single coil pickups? A strat maybe?

this is fairly normal then - the reason it dissapears in the moddle position is that the pickuos are wired out of phase in that position which cancels out the hum - just like a humbucker. Its just the price you pay for that single coil sound.

On the other hand, if you have humbuckers, then you could be looking at earthing problems.

I have S-S-H

so i guess its earthing then. How can i settle this? One point of note is the amount of computer/tv equipment i have around my amp (i've a very small room)
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post Feb 23 2008, 05:58 PM
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It's definitely earthning problem if you don't hear buzzing after you touch the input plug metal. You have to do some soldering or take it to someone who knows this stuff.


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post Feb 23 2008, 08:08 PM
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I`ve found in the past the most common place for the earth wire to be either loose or a bad/dry connection is where it is soldered onto the input jack of the guitar, normlly resoldering cures it, have a look inside to see if you have any possible loose connections.


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