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my bass is noisy after bridge installation/set up

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by aelizalde, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. aelizalde


    Sep 11, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    I have a Fender P-Bass Special with active noiseless pickups.

    I just got the leo quan badass II bridge and a fresh pair of DR Fat Beams slapped on it about an hour ago.

    something weird is happening though...

    it's freakin noisy now!

    NOTE: I can only hear the noise when my amp's horn is on.

    Traynor YBA 200-2 thru a Traynor TC1510,
    Horn ON=Noise
    Horn OFF=No Noise (that I can hear anyway)

    same thing with my combo, a GK MB115.

    any idea why? is it because the badass bridge has so much more "umph"

    is this coincidental and i need to change my bass's 9v?

    how can i fix this?


  2. darkstorm


    Oct 13, 2009
    Some one forgot to install the ground wire for the bridge &/or wired the pup wrong. P pups are normally hum cancelling but ground wire for bridge is still needed.
  3. Chrisk-K


    Jan 20, 2010
    AZ, USA
    The ground wire is not connected to the bridge.
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