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MY BASS HUMS WHEN I TURN IT UP LOUD, HOW DO I STOP THIS?!!!

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by de la mocha, Dec 9, 2005.


  1. de la mocha

    de la mocha

    Aug 20, 2005
    NEW JERSEY
    It's annoying when I'm in between songs when I practice. It's not loud but it's there. it's my new xs fretless p bass. That sucks! What do I do. This is the only issue I have with my bass. Other then that, it's perfect.... :meh:
     
  2. de la mocha

    de la mocha

    Aug 20, 2005
    NEW JERSEY
    Thank you sir! You are a gentleman and a scholar!
     
  3. Lyle Caldwell

    Lyle Caldwell

    Sep 7, 2004
    Memphis
    OR YOU CAN TEACH IT THE WORDS!!!
     
  4. Bull44

    Bull44

    Dec 13, 2004
    Maine
    ^? what?
     
  5. hahahaha! Lol! :D
     
  6. please tell me you get that.
     
  7. de la mocha

    de la mocha

    Aug 20, 2005
    NEW JERSEY
    LOL, good one!!! How do you guys do it? :D
     
  8. I can at LEAST get it to sing in key

    dee dee dee dee dee, gee gee gee gee gee...eff eff eff efff...

    ;)

    seriously tho, are you sure the bass is properly grounded? If not, does the hum go away when you touch the bass?
     
  9. de la mocha

    de la mocha

    Aug 20, 2005
    NEW JERSEY
    I found the problem. Cheap pick ups! I'm having some BASS LINE pick ups installed......
     
  10. it could very well be a shielding issue...how well is your cavity shielded?...

    it's amazing how many people will put in $100 worth of pickups and not get rid of the noise, because...that ain't i-it...

    start with simple, effective, inexpensive solutions and work your way forward...
     
  11. de la mocha

    de la mocha

    Aug 20, 2005
    NEW JERSEY
    When I took it to the shop, they said it was the pick ups...but I took it to a seperate shop to have new pick ups installed....I mean it's an SX Fretless, the bass screams "up grade me" and keeps me up at night.....LOL