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My Mark Hoppus hums when the volume on the amp is turned up

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by lastminute, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. lastminute


    Dec 25, 2007
    What's the problem/how to solve it?
  2. shield it properly
  3. santucci218


    Jan 26, 2007
    buy a better cord if you havent done so.
  4. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    Check your ground.
  5. lastminute


    Dec 25, 2007
    What is grounding?
  6. thisSNsucks

    thisSNsucks Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Yonkers, NY
    if the bass stops humming when you put your hand on something metal like the strings or the bridge, then its a grounding problem. There's a wire under the bridge and one from the pickup that connects to a metal lug under the pickguard. Alot of times the wire under your bridge can sink into the wood, causeing a poor ground connection.

    How bad is the Hum? I have a Mark hoppus that is unshielded and it hums a little bit, especially if the treble is boosted on my amp, but nothing too bad.

    I also have another P-bass that is fully shielded and even that hums a bit, its kind of a normal thing with fenders. I think they call it 60 cycle hum.
  7. lastminute


    Dec 25, 2007
    The hum seems a little more than a bit...how do I fix the grounding problem, exactly?
  8. rochishin


    Jan 23, 2008
    My Marcus Miler hums a little ditty when I tickles its belly :bag:

    couldn't resist. :ninja:

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