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Bass producing noise

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by miko989, Apr 9, 2006.

  1. miko989


    Apr 9, 2006
    I'm using Squier J-Bass Affinity series and i have Fender Rumble60 Amplifier.
    I noticed that my bass produces strange noise while I am not touching it, but while I hold any metal piece on my bass, the noise stops.
    Also while i am not touching any metal parts and i am slowly touching wires i hear clicking.

    any idea what is it?

  2. Minger


    Mar 15, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    its just hum- when you touch it, you ground it out.

    Look up shielding...and I've got no idea about the clicking.
  3. Dan Knowlton

    Dan Knowlton Sometimes you're the dog, sometimes the tree Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2002
    Palm Coast, FL
    I know this probably won't help but some people describe my bass playing as just producing noise.

    You should check the grounding on the electronics - maybe find a picture of what it is supposed to look like in the control cavity. The noise going away when you touch the metal parts is usually a sign of a grounding problem.

    Dan K.
  4. Minger


    Mar 15, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    I'm not sure about split-coils, but I know on single coils (like my Jazz bass) it did it and was perfectly fine/normal.
  5. kipsus

    kipsus Physicist

    Sep 18, 2005
    Vilnius, Lithuania
    Yeah this is usual. My J-bass was clicking too. After fully covering internal cavities with foil and remaking pickups (shielding them from the inside too) the noise still exists but only on some preamp/cable/knob combinations. Get some humbuckers or low impedance/active pickups, they're noise-immune as hell.
  6. miko989


    Apr 9, 2006
    Today I went to store where I bought it and they said to bring bass to them....
    Let's hope to the best. :)

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