My strings make a popping noise when touched if I'm not touching the strings or bridge - Mixer only.

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by usernamev19, Jul 14, 2019.


  1. usernamev19

    usernamev19

    Jul 10, 2019
    I have my fender rumble 40 and Mackie 402VLZ-4 mixer both plugged into the same wall socket. When I plug my bass and headphones into the Rumble, I get no popping/static whatsoever. But when I do the same (bass and phones) on my mixer, I get popping if I touch the strings and my other fingers are not touching the strings or bridge.

    Does anyone know why it's happening on the mixer and not the amp? Any suggestions for how to fix it? I intended to return the rumble and practice through the mixer since I'll be in college.

    Also, it seems that the G string sounds quite a bit louder through the mixer with eqs set flat just like the rumble. I looked up the popping and it's supposed to be a grounding/shielding issue or a house wall socket issue - but no mention of it happening on different devices. I also recall having the same issue with a rumble 25, and both it and the rumble 40 have a 3 prong connection is that makes any difference. Thank you.

    Would a Furman SS-6B eliminate static/the pops? https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/SS6Block--furman-ss-6b-6-outlet-power-strip

    Here is the mixer in question: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/402VLZ4--mackie-402vlz4-4-channel-mixer
     
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