Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Carlos1004, Nov 29, 2001.

  1. Just lately my bass has been making a bad earthing sound when i take my fingers from the strings,ive tried to find the problem myself and found nothing.The earth wire to bridge seems ok so what the hell is going on ?
    Any idea's?
    ps. I know its the bass cos it only does it with my spare.
  2. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    this sounds like something that would be more successfully discussed over in setup[BG], so i'll move it there presently.

    could be your cable - have you tried with another?
  3. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    is it a hum like sound? it could be the ground wire.
  4. Yeah it is a sort of hum sound.
    If its the ground wire that is under the bridge,that seems ok.
  5. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    Is the ground wire well soldered to a potentiometer or jack?
  6. Even if it looks ok, it could be a dry/cold joint and they are a bitch to find. How proficient are you at soldering? I had a enquiry from a friend who said he had bad buzzing. I suggested resoldering all the joints he could find. He told me today in a lecture that it worked and that it sounds so much better.


  7. jljohnson85


    Nov 27, 2000
    Woodstock, GA
    What exactly is a dry/cold joint?