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Old 12-11-2012, 11:33 AM   #1
greenwgreg
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AL-2000 Buzz/Ground Issue?

My AL-2000 has developed a buzz through the amp in all pickup positions. I stops when I touch the strings or other metal part. I checked continuity with my DMM between strings and P/U covers, strings and back of pots, strings and input jack. All look good.

When I got the guitar 2 years ago I installed GFS Vintage '59 pickups, replaced all 4 pots with Alpha pots (1 original pot failed), and swapped in Orange Drop caps.

What else can I check?
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:59 AM   #2
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Have you checked your cables?
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:06 PM   #3
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Have you checked your cables?


I did check, it does it with several different cables. I have decent cables, too, like Mogami (Silver) and Live Wires.

I don't see anything amiss in the cavity. Perhaps one of the pots or caps it going, I don't really know. Hopefully this thread turns up some ideas.
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:23 PM   #4
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Hmm, whenever I get a buzz with my instrument it's usually a cable gone bad.

The pots and caps are all clean I would assume.

Possibly something internally wrong with the amp?
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:55 PM   #5
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It's a grounding issue. Check all your connections and if it still buzzes, wrap copper shielding around all the cavities in the guitar.
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