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low-volume, high-pitched buzz

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by nickwhittaker, Jan 9, 2014.


  1. nickwhittaker

    nickwhittaker

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2010
    Location:
    Miami, FL
    I recently bought and used some Deoxit on my scratchy volume knobs and it worked wonders (thanks to all the info available here!).

    I thought this would solve all of the noise problems in my gear, but alas, it has not. My setup (Tone Hammer 500 with 2 SL 112s) is silent when there is no bass plugged in. Problem is that when I plug my bass in it's still fairly silent except for a high-pitched, low-volume buzz. It's not too noticeable, but obviously the higher I turn my volume the more noticeable it begins to become. I could live with it, but I would obviously rather not.

    Does anyone have any ideas as to what the cause and solution to this may be? I have used several different instrument cables to see if this was the problem and it doesn't appear to be.

    Thanks in advance for any help!
     
  2. line6man

    line6man

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2008
    Location:
    Close to Los Angeles, CA
    Sounds like electrical field noise. Is the bass shielded properly?
     

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