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Old 02-04-2013, 08:14 PM   #1
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Guitar Output Hum, need help.

My barrel jack went to crap on my kramer and without the extra money to replace it i threw in a standard jack, with some modding it works nicely, but with one problem, there is an output hum that goes with everything the humbucker sends out, its unbearable, i dont even want to play that guitar anymore. I have done the exact same thing a time before but with no hum. A noise gate doesnt catch it either. The hum sounds almost like a cable that has been disconnected from the guitar but louder, is the cable being open instead of inside the barrel causing this? Oh and when i touch the cable it gets insanely loud, even before i touch it. Help me fix this please. thanks
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:45 PM   #2
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Did you wire the jack backwards?
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:39 PM   #3
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Sounds like you might have wired the jack wrong, or the jack is shorting out on something.

Also, make sure everything is shielded properly.
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:01 PM   #4
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Haha i might have, i will take a look, i slapped it together in 5 minutes so it is a possiblity! Thanks mate!
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:51 PM   #5
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classic sound of the T/S wired in reverse. the sound you're hearing is the lack of grounding
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:47 AM   #6
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Pretty much all of the above, reverse the wires on the jack and shield it with foil tape.
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