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post Sep 23 2010, 10:04 PM
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Hello. My Jackson SLSMG is making static noise sometimes when I'm playing. What is causing this? huh.gif

I opened the back where the wires are and I don't see any loose connection right off. But I'm sure it's something of that sort that I'm not aware of.


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post Sep 25 2010, 01:17 PM
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QUOTE (thefireball @ Sep 23 2010, 09:04 PM) *
Hello. My Jackson SLSMG is making static noise sometimes when I'm playing. What is causing this? huh.gif

I opened the back where the wires are and I don't see any loose connection right off. But I'm sure it's something of that sort that I'm not aware of.



Maybe it's your jack connection that is loosening...where your cable goes in.
Happent to me before....
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post Sep 25 2010, 03:47 PM
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Could be a bad cable.


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post Sep 25 2010, 06:48 PM
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Well...I thought that as well....but I switched out the cable for another one I had and it does the same thing. But I guess it's possible that both a going out? It just seems like it's my guitar. If it is, do you guys know what I might be?


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post Sep 27 2010, 11:08 AM
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Maybe it's the string hitting the neck on some place, it is very easy to spot this. I had the same problem, strange untraceable noise, and it disappeared after I put 9s.


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post Sep 28 2010, 10:57 PM
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You have to open the back off the guitar ..there's a loose connection probably where the cable goes in.
But it's not the cable it self ....it's your connection in the guitar that is loosening .....or a wire on your pick ups.


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post Sep 29 2010, 12:19 AM
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QUOTE (Bossie @ Sep 28 2010, 04:57 PM) *
You have to open the back off the guitar ..there's a loose connection probably where the cable goes in.
But it's not the cable it self ....it's your connection in the guitar that is loosening .....or a wire on your pick ups.


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I'm starting to agree with ya, cuz it happens even when I don't play. I'll just get it serviced. It doesn't do it all the time, thankfully.


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post Sep 29 2010, 01:27 AM
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moving around didn't help?


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post Sep 29 2010, 02:36 AM
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QUOTE (maharzan @ Sep 28 2010, 07:27 PM) *
moving around didn't help?


No. it's just almost continuous when it starts. Sometimes I get it stopped by unplugging and plugging up the guitar again kinda hard. Perhaps I can take a video of it some time.

It kinda sounds like an old volume knob that statics as you turn it. Does that help any? happy.gif

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post Sep 29 2010, 04:55 AM
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Like Bossie said, sounds a lot like the connect for the guitar jack. The issue with them is sometimes they come a little loose (unscrewed). Does it rotate a bit? Don't twist it too much! Twisting causes the wires inside to become loose. Normally it will start rotating in one direct wrapping the wire around inside. Sometimes it can even break.

If it's got screws around the jack, take them off and ensure it's straight and the wires not starting to wrap around or breaking. Use a long nose plier (in reverse) placed inside the jack gentle holding the middle while tightening the screw and washer around it (it shouldn't rotate at all).


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post Sep 29 2010, 03:18 PM
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Its probably a loose guitar jack/connector. But if you are not good at changing such parts it may be wise to take it to the shop to have it fixed. I'm pretty sure it should be a cheap fix.


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post Sep 29 2010, 06:32 PM
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If you think its the jack, then try spraying some contact cleaner in there.


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post Oct 5 2010, 02:45 PM
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Did you open the plug socket to check the connections there?


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post Oct 6 2010, 02:42 AM
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No, I didn't really look at much. I was kinda hesitant; I didn't want to hurt the wiring further because I didn't know what I was really doing. It most definitely is the wiring. Makes the noise through both of my amps. You can actually hear it at the end of my Be Wary of Evil composition. It started doing that static sound and I thought I'd add it at the end for effect. tongue.gif So there's a bit of bonus material for ya! biggrin.gif


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