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post Dec 2 2010, 09:56 PM
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Hey GMC!

I recently installed some new pickups in my Les Paul, the so called Rocksong set from Tonerider. Tonerider is supposed to be just as good as Dimarzio and SD, but half the price! I've got myself the set, all was well, and I installed them. For some reason the bridge pickup seemed to have les output then the neck, even after resoldering. I adjusted the height of the pickups a bit to match it, but I guess now it's a bit to close to the strings.

Now the problem tongue.gif I've got some major buzz! When I touch the strings, there's no problem and there's no buzz, but when I don't touch it at all it's buzzy as hell tongue.gif Only turning the volume to 0 helps then. This is for both the neck and the bridge pickup. I think I've wired and soldered them correctly, they're being grounded.

What could be the problem? Should I double check the grounding?

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post Dec 2 2010, 10:21 PM
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Since there should be no buzz from humbuckers and you already checked the grounding I'd start looking for bad soldering and resolder all the suspects.
If that doesn't help it's even possible a pot was damaged while heated.

Hope that helps.

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post Dec 3 2010, 12:35 AM
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Hi kaz..

good to see you are taking pickups into your own hands.. i remember an old discussion about soldering some time ago.. biggrin.gif

Anyways, I think it's a grounding issue.. I have similar problems myself, and at some point, when i have the time, i will rip out everything and do it really nice and foxy.. Hopefully this will help my buzzing..

until then though.. buzz buzz buzz.. i need a buzzkill.. lol
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