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Active Pickup Buzzing on Low E?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by keep6, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. keep6


    Jul 1, 2013
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    I snagged a Gibson Q90 (w/ active emg PJ pickups) off of ebay a while back. It plays really well, and it beautiful, only issue is that when I play the low E with the neck pickups on I get an odd buzzing/fizzing sound. This can be heard up to about the 6th or 7th fret, and is also present a bit on the A sting up to the 2nd fret.

    It's pretty obviously not fret buzz, and it can't be the battery as that was the first thing I tried.

    Any thoughts as to what might be causing this issue and what I can do about it?
  2. schecter5string


    Aug 5, 2010
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    I would lower the P pickup under the E string

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