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Buzz with tapewounds

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by xk49w, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. xk49w


    Apr 13, 2008
    First time tapewound user. Since there is no contact with the string I have a small 60Hz buzz. (touch bridge it goes away). What can be done about this one?
  2. spode master

    spode master

    Jan 21, 2007
    I've done 2 things

    Clamp a wire to the bridge and wrap it around my wrist, or if you have a metal mounting ring on your pickup (like my les paul triumph bass), I rest my pinky or thumb on it.

    I don't know if their is a cure for the tape wound blues.
  3. xk49w


    Apr 13, 2008
    I wonder if an anti-static strap would work for this? I'll try it and report back.
  4. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    Strapping your body to ground in a music situation can be very dangerous, I don't recommend it.

    I use Bartolini pickups with nylon tapewounds (and metal strings) and get absolutely no hum or buzz.
  5. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    Fix the grounding in the electronics. Something is wrong.

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