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Great bass for Metal, but so noisy! ideas?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Engle, Sep 5, 2017.

  1. A friend of mine has a Traben John Moyer Signature that has gotten noisier (buzzing) than it used to be. She thinks the noise problem started after a drop.

    It's got 2 Rockfield MM style humbuckers, a 5 way switch and a Rockfield preamp with VBMT.

    I have checked the ground connections to the bridge, the output jack, the pots & the switch with a meter. It all looks good. There are 2 new batteries and those connections look solid.

    I noticed that the Rockfield preamp is slightly microphonic. When I tap it, I can hear it through the amp. Is that normal? It doesn't seem right.

    The only other thing I can think of is resoldering all the ground connections.

    Last edited: Sep 7, 2017
  2. Torrente Cro

    Torrente Cro

    Sep 5, 2013
    I had a similar problem and it was loose pickup and pickup cover.
    After putting some foam under pickup and tighten them a little bit, it is good enough (not dead silent but it works fine to me).
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