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Buzz is iritating

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Texas twelve, Nov 22, 2013.

  1. Texas twelve

    Texas twelve

    Nov 1, 2007
    Lately, I have been playing bass at church. I use an Agile jazz clone. It's been an OK bass for about 5 years, but recently, it has started a buzz that goes away when I put my hand or fingers over the strings.

    My worship leader said that he would pay to get it looked at, but most repairs start at about $60, and that's probably about half what the bass is worth.

    So, what's up. Should I have it looked at or just buy another bass? Is there some easy fix that I could do? I am not Mr. fixit, but I can use a soldering gun.

    Thanks for any help.
  2. themaestro78


    Sep 27, 2011
    i would check all ground connections, including under the bridge
  3. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Single coil pickups? Fluorescent lights?
  4. Texas twelve

    Texas twelve

    Nov 1, 2007
    It has two single coils, but I have been playing under the same lights for months with no problem, then boom, in the last few weeks the buzz started.

    And, if it was the lights, would the buzz stop when I muffle the strings with my hand?

    I don't know.
  5. Lownote38


    Aug 8, 2013
    Nashville, TN
    You have a bad connection somewhere. Shouldn't be hard to find and fix in the control cavity.