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how do you sober up the pick ups?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by jvasquez18, Apr 24, 2002.

  1. jvasquez18


    Sep 23, 2000
    S.E. 323, 13
    i'm getting a loud "buzz" when i'm not touching the strings, bridge, tuners, or knobs.

    can anyone tell me how to stop them from buzzing?
  2. From the title of your thread I was gonna suggest strong black coffee!!!

    However, it sounds like you have a shielding problem or a bad earth - or maybe interference from something. Could be your lead - have you tried others to see if the buzz goes away?? What about where you play, is there a fluorescent tube???? OR a PC monitor - these can paly havoc with pickups. Could be a buzz in the amp - maybe an earthing problem?? Have you rewired anything iside recently???

    That's about all I can think of just now!
  3. Single coil pickups + bad shielding..

    get humbuckers in your bass and but some shielding-tape to put in your Pickup cavity / control cavity..

    putting a 0.001 µF capacitor parallel with a 10k capacitor in your ground wire fixes it a little too.. it also helps to prevent electrocution..

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