I have a P/J with SD Quarter Pounder pickups in it. When I touch the E and A part of the split coil pickup I get this buzzy, scratchy noise. Even just hovering my hand near it creates some buzz. I sent it to a repair man, and he says it's due to having tapewound strings on it, something about not having enough metal in them? He shot me a message that putting different strings on it helped, but I haven't been able to go check yet. Thing is, I don't know how accurate his assessment is, and the last time I sent the bass to the guy he took months for a simple rewiring. I love my tapes but if I actually can't use them, that's sad but acceptable. But right now I'm just wondering if this guy isn't just making stuff up. Can anyone tell me if there's any merit to what he's saying?