Amp buzzing when not touching the strings

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Nalnacs, Dec 26, 2013.


  1. Nalnacs

    Nalnacs

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    Dec 26, 2013
    Hello :),I got a new bass yesterday its a Peavey Milestone pluged into a little Peavey practice amp. It sounds great but when ever I turn the Pick-up blend control knob up the amp with start buzzing unless I'm touch the strings. If i touch the strings it will sound perfectly fine and if the pick-up blend knob is turned all the way down it also sounds fine. Would the problem be the amp? The amp is much older than the bass, i would of thought that there would be no problems in a brand new instrument.
  2. bassbenj

    bassbenj

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    Aug 11, 2009
    Hum that goes away when you touch ground (the strings, control plate, jack body etc.) is a sign that the bass needs shielding or the shielding is not properly grounded.

    Whatever made you think that a cheap bass (or expensive one for that matter) had to come with proper shielding?

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