Jazz Bass Neck Pickup Hum/Buzz ('66 MIJ Re-Issue)

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Winston TK, Feb 6, 2014.


  1. Winston TK

    Winston TK Hairpiece Adventurer Supporting Member

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    I have one of the cool "Limited Edition" FSR MIJ '66 Jazz re-issues. Love the bass! Recently, however, I notice that if my thumb ever comes in contact with the pole pieces on the neck pickup under the E string, there is quite a bit of hum/buzz. There is much less hum, however, if I touch any of the other pole pieces on that pickup. The bridge pickup is totally fine.

    Any ideas what might be going on here?
  2. Winston TK

    Winston TK Hairpiece Adventurer Supporting Member

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    Actually, I notice that the situation occurs on any of the pole pieces of the neck pickup. It's obviously a grounding issue. I'll have to have it looked at.

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