Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by doom32x, Apr 3, 2001.

  1. doom32x


    Apr 10, 2000
    I have a cheap P-Bass copy and it works pretty well, but lately it causes this horibble static buzz on my amp. It drowns out my playing but for some reason if I touch the metal voulume/tone knobs it stops buzzing or if something metal touches them it will also. What do you guys think it is, is it the pickups?
  2. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Hmmmm ... not enough exclamation points, perhaps. P-Bass buzzes? What's the question?
  3. doom32x


    Apr 10, 2000
    It's used to lightly buzz, but the damn buzzing is louder than my playing, if my amp is really loud you can't hear any notes at all.
  4. nekro


    Jan 23, 2001
    Hey mate
    Depending as to how far you want to go without getting a pro to have a look at it...

    I took off my scratch plate and had a look at the wiring. Make sure that there are no shorts anywhere (stripped cables etc), second make sure that the contacts are not earthing at all.

    Have you tried playing you bass through another amp? i.e. are you sure it is your bass and not your amp ?

    Kewl.. best of luck mate.

  5. sounds to me like bad grounding....