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Squier J Bass Pickup Buzz

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by drewish927, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. drewish927


    Feb 21, 2013
    I've got an old Squier J Bass. It's my beater. I haven't taken it apart and looked around yet, but just wanted to get a thread started on this. When the volume knobs for the pickups are at the same level, it sounds pretty good, no noise. However, if one pickup is turned up more than the other I get a buzz. Like I said, I haven't pulled the cover off to see if each pup is grounded, or is the cavity is even shielded. It sounds like a grounding issue to me. Anyone have thoughts?
  2. Einherjar


    Dec 1, 2012
    Lakewood, CO
    $5 on the infamous single coil hum. It's just what jazz basses with standard single coil pick ups do. So I'm pretty sure you're going to be told to invest in noiseless jazz pickups if you want it gone. I could be wrong though. :p
  3. Geroi Asfalta

    Geroi Asfalta

    Aug 23, 2011
    Your bass is defective. Send it to me and I'll dispose of it properly :D
  4. Useful Jazz tips No 5: always have both pickups full on to avoid hum.

    : )

    Someone had to say it!

  5. drewish927


    Feb 21, 2013
    Thanks guys (well, except Geroi...) Since its my beater, I've been thinking of using it to practice installing new pickup and soldering new electronics.

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