Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by r05c03, Sep 20, 2005.

  1. r05c03


    Jul 21, 2005
    Lafayette, IN
    I have a shecter c4 with Active EMG Pickups and a two band equalizer. I just noticed tonight with head phone that when I have one of the equalizer turnup all the way there is a considerable constant scratchiness in the background. I heard this through my Mobile Pre digital recording device and head phones. It definately picked up when I recorded. What might be the cause of this scratchiness?
  2. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

    You are magnifying a certain range of frequencies, so any un-hearable "scratchyness" will now be heard, instead of turning an EQ range ALL THE WAY UP, turn the rest down, and that one a little up.
  3. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
    If the EQ was on your bass, cheap electronics. Quite a few basses with active electronics are prone to produce continuous hissy and scratchy noises, especially when you crank the treble control.
  4. r05c03


    Jul 21, 2005
    Lafayette, IN
    Yeah, the noise comes through on the recording eq, but only through my under certain conditions. Thanks for the input