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very loud hum

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by roger383, Sep 11, 2005.


  1. roger383

    roger383

    Sep 11, 2005
    sometimes when i play a show, i get this really loud hum coming thrugh my cab. i've tried turning off all neon,going direct,and can't get rid of it. it seems to get louder when i step closer to lights.can anyone help me?
     
  2. ugh... does anyone search/read the forums anymore or what?!

    shield your bass

    buy a bass with humbuckers

    use high quality cable and keep them short as possible

    stay away from lights!

    It's just how it is with some instruments - single coils pickups are prone to it and you just cannot eliminate it no matter what - short of playing inside a faraday cage.