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Bass producing noise

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


  1. miko989

    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?

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  2. Minger

    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 Sarcasm: Just ONE of the many services I offer! 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

    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

    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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