Buzzing sound

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Strummer-gal, Nov 25, 2001.

  1. Strummer-gal


    Nov 25, 2001
    When I hook my bass(1963 Gibson) up to my amp, it makes a strange buzzing sound that drowns out the bass sounds. Is it me, or there something wrong with my bass?:confused:
  2. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    Welcome to Talkbass.:D

    I think this thread would be more suited for the Setup Forum.
  3. Could be a number of things


    1) Does it still occur if the volume knob is all the way down?
    If so I would suspect a wiring or ground problem.
    2) Can you plug another bass or guitar into the amp? Does it make noise as well?

    If so it could be a cable or something in the amp.

    3) If other instruments are quiet, and the sound goes away when the volume is "off" I would suspect problems with the pick up/ wiring or even a ground problem with the strings.

    Let me know how you make out.
  4. Strummer-gal


    Nov 25, 2001
    thank you so much. I'll take it to a specialist to see if something is up with the strings.
  5. If you answered question #2 (does the problem still occur with another instrument or no instrument) yes. Then the problem is likely in the cable or the amp.

    Keep us updated.