Active P/U buzzing on Fender P Bass Special from fingers

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by greggster59, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. greggster59


    Oct 31, 2006
    New Jersey
    I don't have a lot of experience with active basses and I picked up a Deluxe Active P Bass Special in a trade and am loving it except that I notice when playing over or close to the neck (P) pickup it produces a buzzing noise. I tested further by touching the poles on the pickup and, sure enough, that's where the noise comes in.

    I tried moving the pups lower and higher with no change. I currently have it set at 8/64".

    Is this a grounding issue or some type of interference that I can address? Or is it a matter of avoiding playing near the pickup?

    Update: This buzzing is only happening when playing through my SVT-7PRO. I'm not experiencing the buzzing on the Eden Metro combo even when I touch the p/u pole.