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Active pickup buzz

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by kettch, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. kettch


    Jan 19, 2009
    I've got a Carvin LB75W that I've had for a number of years now with both active and passive electronics. A couple of months ago flipping to active ended up with a little buzz...ever since, it has grown steadily worse (and even more noticeable with my new 400+ amp) and it is now a consistent level of annoying that won't go away. I popped the cover plate to take a look and all of the solder points look solid with no corrosion, deformity/shredding of cable or anything unusual. I've tried the amp in every jack in the house with and without a power conditioner to no avail. It sounds like a grounding issue somewhere but everything looks solid and all the foil is in perfect condition.

    I've taken a few pictures (sorry for the blur in some of them, my good camera's CCD gave up the ghost a while back so all I have is my girlfriend's point and shoot)...the pics may not help, but it's my last resort before taking it to a shop.

    Any ideas?


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