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Grounding Buzz

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by stingray96191, Oct 26, 2001.


  1. stingray96191

    stingray96191

    Jul 27, 2001
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Unofficially Endorsing Ernie Ball Music Man Guitars
    Does anyone know how to fix that obnoxious hum that you get due to poor grounding in your bass, what wouls i ground to what. It is minor, but it is not a sound i want wheni gi into the studio. It goes away when i touch anything metal on the bass. ???
     
  2. rllefebv

    rllefebv

    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    What kind of bass are we talking about??? Usually a good shielding job will minimize the buzz if not remove it all together. Use the 'search' feature and search on things like 'shielding', 'buzz' and whatnot... Lots of good info in some of the threads. Additionally, you may want to search sites like the Musical Instrument Makers Forum, (thanks rickbass!) or Stewart MacDonald's... Good info there...

    http://www.mimf.com

    http://www.stewmac.com

    Hope this helps,
    -robert
     
  3. Aaron

    Aaron

    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    First you should check the ground wire. Is there a wire that goes from the jack/potentiometer(pot) to the bridge? Is it touching the bridge? Is it soldered well onto the pot/jack?
     
  4. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB

    Jan 28, 2001
    New York
    Is your amp plugged into a grounded outlet?
     
  5. stingray96191

    stingray96191

    Jul 27, 2001
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Unofficially Endorsing Ernie Ball Music Man Guitars
    The answer tyo all of these questions is yes.
    The only one i am not sure about is the grounding of the pots. This is a modulus flea bass.And my stingray does not buzz at all. Thanks for your suggestions.