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stingray electronics buzz?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ollybarclay, Oct 13, 2006.

  1. ollybarclay


    Dec 14, 2005
    stingray > sansamp bddi > svt 4 pro

    in the last soundcheck i had, i noticed that when i touch the strings / volume knob / tuning peg / anything metallic it's silent through the amp, yet if i take my hands off the guitar completely there is a small - but noticable - buzz...

    sounds like an small earthing problem, doesn't it? as when i touch anything metal surely i am earthing it?

    it doesn't affect the sound when playing, as it's too quiet to hear over actual playing of the bass, so it's not a problem.

    my question is - it's not going to get any worse is it? should i get it looked at?
  2. hasbeen

    hasbeen Commercial User

    Sep 23, 2004
    Vice President, KMC/JAM USA: Distributor of Ashdown amplification
    well, it depends. If you're going to take it into the studio, you'll want to get it fixed. Or if you're running it through a DI and it's driving your soundman crazy.
  3. CentralCoastBass

    CentralCoastBass Guest

    Feb 4, 2004
    as i remember the electronics cavity is not sheilded on the stingray. you need to get the control cavity sheilded. it's a simple job, you can even do it yourself. do a search to find out how it's done.
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