#1
I've searched this before but i couldn't get a straight answer. My peavey milestone II that I've had for about 3 weeks now that i bought used has this fuzzy noise it makes when i'm not touching the strings. The only time i can hear the buzzing is when the tone is turned up. From what i've seen I don't think it's the amp, but either a pickup or a grounding problem. It doesn't bother me that much and i'm most likely going to get a new 5 string traben array in the summer considering this is my first bass but would it harm the bass to continue playing with this fuzz? Is there any way to fix it without taking it apart?
#2
My guitar has the same problem. The tone is important, so don't turn it off. My quick fix is, well, touching the strings the majority of the time.

For a permanent fix, I recommend checking your pickups, or getting a noise gate. Some suck out your tone, others work pretty good. You gotta find a good mix with them.

I hope I helped. I probably didn't though.
#4
It might also be a solder that has come loose.
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#5
For whatever reason my bass does something similiar, usually what i do is fiddle around with the volume knobs for my bass and treble pick ups. It seems whenever i put too much volume into one or too little into the other, i get that fuzzy feedback noise. Try fiddling around with the volume knobs, but just a little so you dont throw off whatever tone youve got set up
#6
the grounding's wrong.

google grounding, I'm too tired to be asked myself.

but that sounds like your problem.
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#7
That's a passive bass right? Humanity is probably right--its the grounding. The good news is that passive basses have very easy electronics to sort out and if you go to Stewart MacDonald's site, they probably have a good diagram for the wiring.

Do you always play near a computer, T.V. or fluorescent lights? This can also cause a hum as well that is really pronounced with passive basses.
#8
its either amp hum or a ground loop, most basses do that (especially with high gain) and there isnt anything you can do to stop it
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#10
Good point about the shielding Raul. The best thing I have found for shielding is snail tape. You can get it at most gardening stores, (which was recommended on this forum by someone a while back.)
#11
My brother's bass player had a Peavey same as yours, and he had a badly grounded input jack. For a quick fix on a home recording I attached a wire to his bridge, which he then taped the other end of to his ass cheek. Classic rock&roll moment.
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#13
It's just feedback, happens to me too.
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