P-bass pickup hum

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by aliveinvain, Jun 8, 2020.

  1. aliveinvain


    Mar 30, 2020
    Hello, I recently got a bass with custom pickups from gemini pickups. They sound great. All my hardware is top grade. Still, when playing/recording I hear the buzz.

    Any suggestions on how to get rid of it? or lessen it?

    Your help would be appreciated!


  2. James Collins

    James Collins Guest

    Mar 25, 2017
    Might mean more information. Most of the time unwanted sound either seems to be grounding which can be anywhere from your bass to the power line or shielding which could be anywhere from the bass to the amplifier.

    Shielding problems are usually positional. If you change angle of the bass the sound goes away. Grounding issues seem controversial on the forum.
  3. aliveinvain


    Mar 30, 2020

    Yeah I am exploring those variables. I am not using an amp is the thing. I am using a Dark Glass Micro tube preamp.
  4. I bought a Fender a while ago that had the P pickup wired so the two halves were wired up wrong and therefore not hum canceling. I flipped two wires and it was hum canceling.