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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

    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. Johnny BoomBoom

    Johnny BoomBoom Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2001
    Glasgow, Scotland
    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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