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Warwick Thumb 5 NT Hissing like a cobra

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Son of Bovril, Dec 21, 2005.


  1. I have this annoying hiss coming from my bass - how do I go about isolating and eliminating this hiss?
     
  2. Toasted

    Toasted

    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    Change the battery
     
  3. Toasted

    Toasted

    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    I like some of the songs on your myspace :)
     
  4. Toasted

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    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    Infact, I really like Things They Say
     
  5. Thanx. Much appreciated.

    But I recently changed the battery, and it was hissing before, and is still hissing? do you think it could be a shielding issue in the electronics department?
     
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    Toasted

    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    Has it just started, or has it always been there?
     
  7. If the hissing stops when you place your hand on the strings it may be a earthing/grounding problem. Does it hiss in passive mode? If it only hisses in active mode then maybe a fault with the preamp...
     
  8. good point, I'll check it out tomorrow and see if it still hisses in passive?
    It has been hissing for awhile now, and no, it doesn't stop when I put my hands on the strings, so I dopn't think it's a grounding issue then...