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Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Whafrodamus, Jan 8, 2004.

  1. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    What the feck is it? My bass experiences a lot of single coil hum.. well because it's single coil. People say that the earthing isn't right, or that I'm near my computer. Usually it's because I'm nea my PC, but when I'm not near my PC and experience hum, they say it's because of the earthing. I would just nod and smile. What is it?
  2. Is this hummer a Jazz Bass? If so, first try setting the volume controls the same level, this makes the pair like one humbucker. You might check out the shielding, and grounds(earth). For reference check out http://www.guitarnuts.com this website has some helpful info. Also if your amp is plugged in to an outlet with a flourescent light also on the circuit you can get some noise from that.

    Good luck, John
  3. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    You hanging around Brits or something?

    Moved to Setup.
  4. http://www.chrisbsmusic.com/howtogetrido.html

    How to Get Rid of Single Coil hum without Getting Rid of Single-Coil Tone