Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Phee, Jan 15, 2001.

  1. Phee


    Jan 2, 2001
    i have a POS squier p-bass, and whenever i put the tone knob on 10, there's a humming sound when i'm not touching the strings. i'm not sure if this is from my pick ups or not, but it's really irritating, and i want to know how to fix it.
  2. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Odds are, it's the shielding, actually, lack thereof in the control cavity. Unless someone here knows a way around it, the only thing I know to do is have a tech put some copper shielding in.

    Can you put the bass if front of your PC monitor while it's plugged in? That's about the ultimate test for shielding. If that really causes it to hum, bet on the shielding.
  3. You could put in humbucking pickups, cause it sounds like yours are not humbucking. That would kill 90% of the hum, and you may like the sound better.

    Also the AC outlet may have its wires reversed. Buy one of the outlet checkers at the hardware store.


    [Edited by throbbinnut on 01-15-2001 at 02:34 PM]
  4. Phee


    Jan 2, 2001
    thanks for the advice...i'll have to check it out.