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Noise! HELP!

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Ghoyst, May 1, 2005.

  1. Ghoyst


    May 1, 2005
    hey guys, I'm been playing the same Yamaha bass for about 2 years now, and recently it's been making a lot of buzz whenever i'm playing open notes, not touching the strings. I took it apart, and to my surprise, when I hold onto any of the knobs (Volume, High/low, tone) without there covers on them, it doesn't buzz at all, do you guys think i'm missing a ground wire or something? I really don't know what it could be, I've never been good with wiring. But if you guys could help me, that would be great. :D
  2. dougray

    dougray Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2002
    western maryland
    i would check all ground contacts/solder connections,etc. there is also a ground wire that is up under the bridge.
    most likely if it just started happening ,the ground maybe came lose or disconnected from the 1/4" input jack. good-luck...