Irritating pickup noise

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by MatW, Mar 5, 2002.

  1. MatW


    May 10, 2000
    UK, Swindon

    I've recently noticed that the bridge pickup on my Fender USA Jazz Dlx has starting making an annoying buzz whenever any part of my fingers touches the poles.

    This is annoying because when playing finger style my thumb sits on the bridge pickup or on the strings in the bndge pickup position and so my thumb tip usually does end up brushing the pole pieces.

    Is there something simple I can do to rectify this, or is it a job for the guitar repair man?

  2. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    You could try clear nail polish on the pole pieces.
  3. you may also want to check your power supply to the amp or other possible sources of interference i.e. lighting etc... poor grounding within the bass itself. ive also found that shielding the cavity around single coil pick ups has excellent results.