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Weird buzzing

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by jswinters, Nov 25, 2010.

  1. jswinters


    Nov 25, 2010
    Hi al, I have a squire standard jazz bass for my son, and need some help with the wiring. Normally i would just let it roll.
    However, this bugs me. when playing the bass you hear a buzzing when you pluck the strings. You can put your hand on the bridge to quiet it down some. I replaced the 500 k pots with 250's. No dice. Also i noticed the neck pickup has white and black leads, while the bridge pickup has black and yellow leads. Could it be the pickups or grounding issues.
    I have looked for squire schematics with no luck just the standard jazz bass schematics. Any help would be appreciated.
  2. Sounds like a grounding problem. The usual culprit is the bridge grounding wire, it may have come loose. Changing the pots wouldn't help.
  3. jswinters


    Nov 25, 2010
    I checked the bridge ground. Its good. Replaced the pots and now the buzzing is only when you dont touch the bridge. I looked for the post about sheilding, but the images are gone. any links to any other shielding tutorials? Thanks again, and have a great day.

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