- - P Pickup noise
|JellinWellen ||09-05-2013 11:00 AM |
P Pickup noise
My split P pickup makes a lot of hum/buzz type noise when plugged in. Touching the metal doesn't affect it. It makes it worse if I touch pole pieces and if my hands near the pickups without touching the metal. Also makes noise when I touch the black pickup covers. The noise goes away completely if I roll the tone off. I recently had my pickups and bridge upgraded so I assume the new pickup needs shielding? Correct me if I'm wrong.
Same as the other thread.
One likely cause is that there is a metal baseplate under it and the wiring goes through the baseplate. But that the wiring side with the baseplate goes to hot, not ground, so it acts as an antenna for noise.
Are you sure it's the pickup? Could also be a lack of ground on a pot case.
|Lownote38 ||09-05-2013 11:36 AM |
When the ground isn't connected, a P pick up won't give anything but buzz (no notes). I suspect that the hot wire is touching something it shouldn't be (like the ground somewhere). A properly installed P-Bass pick up shouldn't buzz at all unless the wiring in the building you're in is messed up in some way.
|JellinWellen ||09-05-2013 11:44 AM |
I just wanted to make it my own thread, it was derailing the thread I originally put it on.
|JellinWellen ||09-05-2013 11:45 AM |
Thanks for the info
|JellinWellen ||09-05-2013 12:29 PM |
Ok well I tried it on the amp at the store and it was dead quiet. My amp had been in the shop getting tube repairs done and I'm thinking that maybe was the culprit all along. I'm pretty sure my rumble 15 combo at home must be fried then which is where I was hearing a bunch of noise. Won't know for sure until I get my amp back.
Really? So that's why the bridge pickup was quiet?
|Hopkins ||09-05-2013 01:47 PM |
Have you tried another bass through that amp?
If wonder if your pickup is wired incorrectly. I have had that happen before, I had to de solder the leads and wire the pickup correctly which fixed the problem.
|JellinWellen ||09-05-2013 03:22 PM |
Which amp? My vb-2 is in the shop. The rumble 15 I have is fried and makes noises when a bass isn't even plugged in. The 10w ibanez bass amp at the shop had no noise even when I touched the pole pieces of my bass.
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