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1972 P Bass Buzz

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by estesbass, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. estesbass


    Dec 6, 2004
    Nashville, TN
    Hi everybody,

    I need help on this!

    So my 72 P Bass has an electronic buzz...the kind that will get better/worse depending on where you are facing, or whether there are dimmer lights etc. It's actually quite bad.

    I had the guys at Corner Music replace the pots, jack, etc - hoping that would fix it. Still there. I even swapped out the pickup for an Aguilar, which didn't fix it. A different sounding buzz, but still just as bad.

    I don't doubt that they are doing good work at Corner Music, but the buzz still won't go away, and I feel like all of the variable have been explored.

    I would blame it on my cable/preamp/etc., except for the fact that I plug in my Mike Lull P Bass, and it is dead quiet. I even plug in my Squier P Bass and it is dead quiet.

    Am I missing something? I put the original pickup back in, which sounds the best, but the buzz is unbearable.
  2. Andyman001

    Andyman001 moderation must be taken with a grain of salt

    Feb 11, 2010
    Sounds like a shielding issue, is the bass shielded?
  3. estesbass


    Dec 6, 2004
    Nashville, TN
    Yes, as far as I can tell...maybe I need additional or better shielding?

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