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post Jun 13 2011, 05:47 PM
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okay, this gonna be a little hard to explain.

Today i was training some stuff with Dinky and on clean and i start to notice a buzz, but when i touch for example the guitar volume knob and keep my finger there the buzz disappear but as soon as a release the buzz come back, and if i do i like "touch release touch release" it sounds like a Buzz Kill switch and not only on the guitar volume knob but also on the bridge, strings or even in the jack.

when i am playing there is no buzz but is kind of annoying for example when i am not playing and not hitting the strings and and hearing that buzz on the background

also can hear some buzz while i am strumming open strings, like some kind of static electricity

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post Jun 13 2011, 05:53 PM
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Sounds like some loose wiring to me.


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post Jun 13 2011, 05:56 PM
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QUOTE (dark dude @ Jun 13 2011, 05:53 PM) *
Sounds like some loose wiring to me.



so guess i need to do some guitar surgery : c


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post Jun 13 2011, 06:03 PM
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yeah, sounds like a grounding issue.


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post Jun 13 2011, 06:58 PM
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Damn.. Monkey you're not having a lot of luck with guitar issues lately sad.gif

But Micke is probably right.. will only be a small thing that needs correcting but I would seek help from someone who's experienced smile.gif


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post Jun 13 2011, 07:21 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Jun 13 2011, 06:58 PM) *
Damn.. Monkey you're not having a lot of luck with guitar issues lately sad.gif

But Micke is probably right.. will only be a small thing that needs correcting but I would seek help from someone who's experienced smile.gif



indeed T_T, gonna ask my dad he's the man on that area


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post Jun 13 2011, 09:14 PM
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This is minor issue mate, you will just need someone who can solder and knows the basics of electronics smile.gif


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post Jun 13 2011, 11:57 PM
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my dad just watched the guitar he says that isn't probably nothing inside of the guitar, but he thinks that's on that spot where the jacks goes into.
unfortunately he can't seems to know how to fix it and i won't go to the music shop next time at less this week ...dam luck <.<

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post Jun 14 2011, 02:39 AM
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I remember one time I had the same issue. It turns out that I had my amp plugged into an outlet that had a bunch of other equipment also plugged in. We had a bunch of amps, a small PA, and other stuff on other circuits so there was a lot of electrical equipment. Ground loops can occur if you're not careful about how you wire for AC. In most cases, the voltages are very low and therefore, the current small. (unless you've got the polarity reversed on one of your amps, then it can actually be a dangerous situation). Then when you touch something that's grounded, even the strings, your body actually acts as a conductor, lowering the impedance to ground at the point you touch it (in this case your guitar). Your body effectively attenuates the signal preventing it from getting to the speakers.

Try simplifying your AC power wiring. Temporarily plug your amp into it's own outlet and unplug other devices in the room. Turn off lights, especially flourescent ones. Make sure you're using a good guitar cable. If the problem goes away then it is realated to the above. If not, then well, disregard everything I've said tongue.gif. But it did work for me that time. I do remember cause it was quite odd that when I touched the strings the noise went away.



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post Jun 14 2011, 02:48 AM
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QUOTE (JamesT @ Jun 14 2011, 02:39 AM) *
I remember one time I had the same issue. It turns out that I had my amp plugged into an outlet that had a bunch of other equipment also plugged in. We had a bunch of amps, a small PA, and other stuff on other circuits so there was a lot of electrical equipment. Ground loops can occur if you're not careful about how you wire for AC. In most cases, the voltages are very low and therefore, the current small. (unless you've got the polarity reversed on one of your amps, then it can actually be a dangerous situation). Then when you touch something that's grounded, even the strings, your body actually acts as a conductor, lowering the impedance to ground at the point you touch it (in this case your guitar). Your body effectively attenuates the signal preventing it from getting to the speakers.

Try simplifying your AC power wiring. Temporarily plug your amp into it's own outlet and unplug other devices in the room. Turn off lights, especially flourescent ones. Make sure you're using a good guitar cable. If the problem goes away then it is realated to the above. If not, then well, disregard everything I've said tongue.gif. But it did work for me that time. I do remember cause it was quite odd that when I touched the strings the noise went away.



the problem is that it only happen with that guitar o,o i try my SG and its fine no buzz, i am starting to think that its a cursed jackson biggrin.gif ph34r.gif

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post Jun 14 2011, 06:28 AM
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Yeah, maybe so. biggrin.gif It could be shielding on the pickups, the pickups themselves. Does the Jackson have a push/pull pot to split the coils? Single coils would be worse for sure.


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post Jun 14 2011, 07:34 AM
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Is it when you touch any metal piece on the guitar the buzz disappears? That's because your body is grounding it.

Therefore the buzzing is coming from the pickups...

It could be due to:
1) your guitar setup - specially if the action has been lowered, neck is too straight, etc
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2) Interference from other electrical devices - monitors, tv, subwoofer, power supply, etc
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3) Wiring/shielding

Note: there can be some natural humming on some guitars/amps at loud volumes / distortion tones.

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post Jun 14 2011, 10:34 AM
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It really could be as simple as a faulty connection in the jack socket. I've had that before.. smile.gif


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