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Question for those who have a Carvin sb bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by funkybass, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. funkybass

    funkybass

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    I have a sb5000 with the single coils, and it buzzes like crazy unless both volumes are the same. I know single coils with buzz some but man is this annoying. Also does anyone know if they come standard with a reverse wound pickup at the bridge?
  2. bassmanstooge

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    I have an SB5000, a B50 and a new PB4 and I get a buzz from any single coil I've ever used at church. I use a BOSS ME-50B pedal for eq, tuner, compressor & volume and it has a built in noise suppressor that gets rid of any buzz and hum and it does not mess with your tone at all. I've also used a separate BOSS Noise Suppressor pedal that works. I hear the ISP Decimator pedals are really good. I have many basses with single coils and as long as I have a Noise pedal with me anywhere I play I always have a buzz free sound. Hope this helps if you haven't tried it already.
  3. bassmanstooge

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    I forgot to mention that according to Carvin they do come with a reverse wound pickup to help eliminate hum. The buzz from single coils is a ground issue and it depends on where your bass is located around the lights and stuff. As mentioned I just use "noise" pedals to get rid of it and I'm happy.
  4. Jarrett

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    The only SB I've owned that buzzed like that was one that didn't have the reverse pickup in it. Call Carvin and ask for Albert to help troubleshoot.

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