After dreaming of this bass for years it is finally coming together. i am still missing the tuners and the bridge will be in any day now but i just got the electronics hooked up last night.
today i plugged her in to hear the electronics and they are a bit noisy for duel coil pickups...
i am using nordstrand big split pickups. i have a mail volume knob, a separate volume knob for the bridge pickup and a series/parallel switch. (here is a link to a diagram of how i wired it need help wiring!
it works (i laid my other bass on the floor, plucked a string and held the new one up to the string and i got a sound) and i tried flipping the switch and diff. volume configurations and it all worked.
the problem is that when there is no volume there is noise. if i turn down the main volume the noise is not as bright but just as prevalent. if i touch the control plate or pole pieces the noise goes away but if i put my hand on the electronics cover plate on the back it gets louder.
the bass is not shielded as per a suggestion from a local guitar guy. now before you say to shield it i must tell you that my other bass is shielded and has duel coil pickups and is just as noisy. i am worried that my solders are not the best.
Could cold solders cause this problem?
any other suggestions?