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Ultra jazz not humcancelling

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by shatner, Feb 3, 2005.

  1. shatner


    Sep 22, 2004
    Isle Of Wight, UK
    Just fitted new Dimarzio Ultra Jazz set to my Fender Marcus 4 and I'm still getting weird unearthed tapping noises when I touch the metal knobs, bridge and strings. Is this another problem entirely that the pickups will not fix? I got the feeling the humcancelling pickups would clean up most noise.

  2. Maybe it is not earthed correctly, as you seem to suggest. How do they sound?
  3. Try shielding the control and pickup cavities and back of the pickguard with copper tape. Should work
  4. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    Yep, 9 times out of 10, shielding is the answer.