Spector ReBop noise question

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Musician78, Mar 28, 2014.


  1. Musician78

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    I love my Rebop. It is really everything I could ask for (except spalted top)... But... The active pickups make a lot of noise anytime there is anything on... Like all the electronics (computers; ect) at the practice space. Will copper tape eliminate this or do I need to invest in better pickups?
  2. mmbongo

    mmbongo I like turtles. Supporting Member

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    Are they EMG's? Those are dead silent pickups. You may have some power issues.
  3. Musician78

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    Emg hz.

    When I'm in my studio at home, away from my computer it is pretty quiet. But as I get closer there is definitely interference.
  4. mmbongo

    mmbongo I like turtles. Supporting Member

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    Well EMG HZ are not active, are they single coils?
  5. peledog

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    Yeah, the HZs are passive. They are dual coil.
  6. Musician78

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    Hmmmm. I do know that there is a battery in there... They are EMG something... I thought HZ. Too bad it is at the practice spot or I would look...
  7. Musician78

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    Just found as pic... EMG HZ... So what is the battery for if they are passive?
  8. mmbongo

    mmbongo I like turtles. Supporting Member

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    The battery is for the preamp, the pickups are passive. Still should be noise free though.
  9. Musician78

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    Never mind... I just looked on the Google and found out why there is a battery. Learn something new every day...

    Anyhow... Copper tape?
  10. Musician78

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    Damn... Totally NOT what I was hoping to hear....
  11. mmbongo

    mmbongo I like turtles. Supporting Member

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    Yeah sounds like some power wiring issues possibly. Try a ground loop isolator into your amp maybe?
  12. Musician78

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    Not even sure what that is. Don't have this issue with my MM Stingray so I'm certain it isn't the amp. Looks like I'll have to investigate the wiring. I suppose I could simply rewire it AND add the tape.
  13. mmbongo

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    I was talking more about your electrical wiring. Does your space use flourescent lights? Does the Rebop make the noise when you're at home?
  14. Musician78

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    We don't use fluorescent lights. It only makes noise at home when I get near a computer.
  15. Jlinnell7

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    My for string Rebop does the same thing. The treble control on the tone pump is really hot. Roll it back a little and you should be fine
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  17. sleevey55

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    Cell phones on amps ill cause interference/buzzing/hissing too. I found that out recently.
  18. JoeWPgh

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    It could be that your shielding lost it's connection to ground. I assume it's shielded, given it's vintage. But if it's not, that's what you need to do.

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