Noisy Noiseless Pickups

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by JC77, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. JC77


    Jun 25, 2008
    Hi guys

    I bought a Fender Geddy Lee Bass this Winter, sounded awesome but I wanted to get more sounds and be able to use my pickups to their max but single coils are noisy, so....

    I opted for noiseless pickups. Ever since then there's an unbearable ground buzz - when I touch the strings, or bridge or plate it stops - but if I don't it buzzes like crazy.

    I've been trying to ground different ways but it just won't go away.

    The guys at my local guitar shop keep telling me that I'll never get rid of the buzz cuz it's a Jazz Bass, but that's why I put NOISELESS pickups in. I know other guys with noiseless pickups, and their jazz basses are quiet...???

    Any suggestions or tips?
  2. hockey_head


    Feb 25, 2008
    does it make this buzz wherever you try it, other people's houses, other amps, while you're sitting on the amp, facing it? try a different cord? details.............