Noisey Epi Viola bass or other violin basses?
Has anyone else got any issues with noise/hum from their Epiphone Viola bass?
I find mine quiet most of the time but if i get within 2ft of my amp i get a hum that i can't eq or ground out (eg. touching strings etc). I'm guessing it's interference from the magnet in the transformer on my amp head.
Anyone had any joy trying to shield a Viola or other violin bass? And would shielding actually work to reduce this hum? Looking at it i think the only place to shield would be directly under the PU's and maybe under the pots (if i can get in there), but there's no pick guard so there's a limit to what can be shielded.
Would love to use this live more, but tend to be cramped on stage with brass players right in front of me so i'm usually either almost sat on my amp or playing 1-2 ft in front of my amp so it would be a problem. Otherwise i love this bass, it's so much fun to play!
I've opened this out to other violin basses as well, as most of them seem to have a similar type of construction
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