Clicking noise? Or something like that.

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Viviuos, Oct 4, 2004.

  1. Viviuos


    Jul 15, 2004
    Nehawka, Nebraska
    Hello all, my problem seems to be a small clicking or tapping noise from touching the strings. When I first put my finger on a string it makes noise, even if I just lightly touch it, however if I keep my finger on the string after I touch it stops. It almost sounds like its buzzing against my finger but even when I fast (well, as fast as I can for being a nooby) I can still hear it. I don’t know if its my amp, bass, strings etc. Any incite will be very helpful.
  2. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    sound like your amp's not grounded
  3. Yep, ground problem. Try plugging your amp into a different room or better yet a different building and see if it goes away. I get a similar problem only when I'm at practice at my drummer's basement.
  4. Viviuos


    Jul 15, 2004
    Nehawka, Nebraska
    I don't know, unless its something internal, all i use is a Dean Markley practice amp that plugs into the wall. No setup for me, unless my house is not grounded. :confused:
  5. It sounds like an earth problem to me.

    Try other guitars on your set up.

    Try different leads (mains and instument)

    Try setting up elsewhere.

    Try a mates amp on the same set-up.

    Try your amp on his set-up.

    Do you have any FX units? Try disconnecting them.

    This should help you to pin-point the problem.

    Good luck!
  6. Viviuos


    Jul 15, 2004
    Nehawka, Nebraska
    The problem seems intermittent though. Some times it does it and some times it does not, could this be because of something internal? If so it should be an easy fix.
  7. waxcomb


    Jun 29, 2003
    Martinez, CA
    Somebody let Fieldy in the room!
  8. throw out the amp, honestly. its the only solution. i had a squier practice amp that hummed and buzzed up the arse, then plugged me bass into my friends fender bassman, and problem went away. plus, even if you could fix it, it would most likely cost more to fix it that the amp itself