1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to post, make friends, earn reward points at our store, remove most ads and more!  
     
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)

Buzzapalooza!

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by LowEnd Theory, Jul 19, 2005.


  1. LowEnd Theory

    LowEnd Theory

    May 31, 2005
    Hey yall.....
    got a little electronics question.... :help:
    I own a standard fender jazz MIM.....
    My prob is that anytime that my seperate Pup volumes arent at the exact same setting i get this really annoying hum/buzz in my amp. The wierd thing is that it doesnt happen all the time. :confused: Just most of it.
    Anyone have any ideas?
    Thanks :D
    LET
     
  2. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm... Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland
    That is the famous 60hz cycle hum.
    Plenty of threads about it....

    Like this one for example:
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=163198&highlight=60hz+cycle+hum
     
  3. LowEnd Theory

    LowEnd Theory

    May 31, 2005
    hey thanks alot homie...
    I have have heard of that.... quite infamous.... Im supposing thats not changeable within the guitar?....
    will switching pickups help at all? or is it an electronics thing?
    nevermind, I'll do my homework....
    thanks for paving the way dude...
    LET
     
  4. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm... Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland
    You can switch out the pickups, buy a pair of humcancelling J's then you´re all set.

    Take a look at SMASH excellent summer shootout and Dr.Dimento's J-pickups experiments in the Pickups FAQ at the top of this page, many J-pups reviews there.