My sansamp buzzes when I touch the case...

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Trevorus, Nov 17, 2005.

  1. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    I think I have a connection problem in a jack somewhere. Any idea how to get this thing apart...?
  2. Beav

    Beav Graphics Whore

    Jul 17, 2003
    Middle Tennessee
    I'd start with the 4 screws on the bottom ;)
  3. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    Alrighty, smart guy. Now that we have that outta the way... :rolleyes: :spit: :p

    The problem with this unit is that the jacks are soldered in in such a way that you would pretty much have to cut them out of the case, or unsolder all the pots and jacks to get it out, But I wasn't sure if someone knew some magic trick here.
  4. AndrewShirley

    AndrewShirley Guest

    Sep 26, 2004
    Barrie, Ontario
    Sounds more like a problem with your wall's electrical plug, ie: no safety ground.

    - Andrew
  5. Mine does the same, well, the buzz goes away when i touch the case, i think i must have a grounding problem somewhere, either with my sockets (all of them), or with both my amps, or with my sansamp (even tho its there when im not using it, it it isnt connected at all), or my basses (yup, all 5 of them) and each of my cables . . . ****e :(
  6. Juniorkimbrough


    Mar 22, 2005
    Mississippi / Memphis, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Lakland Basses
    Mine does not do that so I would more than likely say it's the ground on the wall plug.
  7. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    This was running on a battery.
  8. No magic tricks, it's just a pain in the butt! I wouldn't pull it apart - there's not much that could be done really save for resoldering the jacks or replacing them - but that's unlikely to be the fault - although it is possible.

    Eliminate all other variables first; try a different bass, in a different room, with the lights switch on/off, different cables, different amps etc.

    Most likely dodge cables or the hum is coming from the bass itself.