P bass noise help

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by memphisbass89, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. memphisbass89

    memphisbass89

    Jul 7, 2009
    Memphis
    ok guys, i have a 2000 fender p bass which is my first
    bass. I love it to death and has been the most reliable bass
    of all. just threw on a black pickguard and now she looks great(all black with r/w fretboard) plus badass II and SD basslines.

    now, everytime i plug her in, there is a great deal of noise going on and i need help on getting to the bottom of this problem.

    pickups too hot?
    shielding?
    pots?

    can you guys help me?:(
     
  2. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    So the noise only started after the pickguard change? If so, something may be wrong with the wiring.
     
  3. memphisbass89

    memphisbass89

    Jul 7, 2009
    Memphis
    no, it has really always been there... especially after i changed
    pickups
     
  4. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    Ok, fair enough. Does the noise go away if you touch the strings? Does it go away if you touch the knobs?