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Need help fixing a static issue please

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Wallsb21, Mar 28, 2017.


  1. Wallsb21

    Wallsb21

    Feb 10, 2016
    Hey guys I need some help, there's a weird static noise coming from bass when plugged in and the amp is on. It's a static noise until I touch the strings or the input Jack then it goes away. I tried multiple cables and both my amps and it's still there so I assume it's coming from the bass. The bass is Schecter stiletto stealth 4 string. There's not any guitar shops around me without driving an hour so I wanted to try here first. Thanks in advance for all the help.
     
  2. Josh Kneisel

    Josh Kneisel

    Jun 17, 2016
    Arizona
    Is it a hiss? or actually crackling static?
     
  3. Josh Kneisel

    Josh Kneisel

    Jun 17, 2016
    Arizona
  4. Josh Kneisel

    Josh Kneisel

    Jun 17, 2016
    Arizona
    Sounds like the culprit if it's hiss is likely the Active electronics/pre
     
  5. Turnaround

    Turnaround Commercial User

    May 6, 2004
    Toronto Canada
    Independent Instrument Technician, and Contractor to Club Bass and Guitar - Toronto
    Not if the noise goes away when you touch the strings. Sometimes the kind of noise as expressed by the original poster can be alleviated with a thorough shielding.
     
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  6. Wallsb21

    Wallsb21

    Feb 10, 2016
    It's actually crackling static
     
  7. Bodeanly

    Bodeanly Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2015
    Chicago
    Yep. Shielding or grounding issue.
     
  8. Wallsb21

    Wallsb21

    Feb 10, 2016
    It was fine for a year and just randomly started it
     
  9. Are you playing the bass in the same location or have you moved recently?
    Fishheadjoe
     
  10. Wallsb21

    Wallsb21

    Feb 10, 2016
    Same location