Is there something wrong with my bass?
(Mexican 2001 Fender Jazz, bought preowned)
The bass sounds fine normally, but when I turn both pickups and the tone on full, I get some nasty buzzy sound (not when I play, just idle). But when I touch the strings, it goes away.
Can anyone identify if this is normal or some sort of issue?
Btw, I play through a cheap Squier SP-10 (guitar) amp.
Normal. The electronics are grounded to the bridge which is grounded to the strings which are grounded to your hands. This happens on all passive instruments. Some more than others. It doesn't happen on active instruments.
Problem #1: poor shieldin' on early '00 MIM Standard Fenders;
Problem #2: never play a bass thru a guitar amp, especially if combo...
The opposite can work: if you need a distorted sound, play the electric guitar thru a distortion stomp, but the guitar doesn't harm no bass amp
The bass can't be covered by a guitar amp, unless it's an acoustic bass (its frequencies bein' close to the ones of acoustic guitars) goin' thru a 15" speaker for acoustic guitars
So, shieldin' problem is easy to fix and it's quite normal on those MIM Fenders, especially at full throttle;
the thing you're playin' thru a (small) guitar combo, simply has to come to an end
Don't worry about the bass, I really think it's everything ok
Don't worry about the guitar amp (it being cheap) but be aware you're gonna burn it!
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