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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jaco1458, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. jaco1458


    Apr 6, 2008
    Hello all,
    I just purchased a G&L 5string L2500 bass. Great bass,but
    when I push full Treble and flip my Series/Parallel Switch foward
    I got a hum,or buzz.I took to my bass to my guitar tech and he cant fix this. Someone please tell me what to do or tell me what it is?
    Great bass! thank you very much Please e-mail me @ [email protected] with a solution.
  2. I presume you got it second hand. If new... take it back to the store. Neither series nor parallel should hum. My Warwick Corvette $$ has a series/singlecoil/parallel switch. Only the single coil is susceptible to hum, like a Jazz Bass would. You should retain humbucking ability both in series and parallel, by design.
    If second hand... I'd check the wiring myself. If it seems complicated, I'd remove everything and wire it from scratch, carefully, making sure you shield the cavity and all grounds are ok. It's easier than troubleshooting.
  3. unclejane

    unclejane Guest

    Jul 23, 2008
    There's always some hum/buzz out of the G&L MFD pickups when running them in series mode. My L2000 gives a pretty hefty buzz in series mode and my L2500 does it too tho not quite as bad.

    The MFD pickups are extremely hot with loads and loads of output so they just pick up a lot of hum. In parallel mode they calm down a fair bit and seem to have some hum cancelling.

    If it's a really loud buzz that overpowers the output of the pickup, then you probably have a problem.

    Otherwise, I'd just use a noise gate when using series mode. It is kind of a drag that they do this....

  4. oldrookie


    May 15, 2007
    Avon, IN
    Mine is dead quiet in either mode.
  5. Treble boost usually means noise boost as well.
  6. Kyon`


    Aug 17, 2007
    Boston, MA
    Mine never hums either... I would even maybe try cleaning out the electronics or taking it to a tech... I believe if you look in the G&L forum though there might be a fix in the stickied thread.
  7. WoodyG3


    May 6, 2003
    Colorado, USA
    Full treble boost can make even a pretty quiet bass noisy.