#1
i just bought the guitar today and i came home and i plug it in the amp and there's this weird hum like buzz on my amp. what could it be and how do i get rid of it? it only happens when i switch it to the bridge pickup im not sure if im explaining myself, i hope somebody could help me, i was reading a lil about it and i saw it could be the cycle hum or something like that.
#4
Grounding/Shielding issue, likely.
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#5
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It's typical on strats. Even some "noiseless" p-ups still hum.


mhm really why is it? is there a way to fix it?
#6
grunger: douche bag much?


could be a ground wire if it quiets when you touch metal on the guitar.

could be a poorly shielded guitar adding to the problem, if you have dimmer lights, fans, or a computer near where you play.


what's your amp?

does it quiet when you click to the 2 or 4 spot on the switch?
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#7
Shielding helps, you basically "shield" the pickguard and line the body cavity with copper or copper paint. I think overwound noiseless pickups help but search the forums to see what the best fix is.
#8
Quote by jj1565
grunger: douche bag much?


could be a ground wire if it quiets when you touch metal on the guitar.

could be a poorly shielded guitar adding to the problem, if you have dimmer lights, fans, or a computer near where you play.


what's your amp?

does it quiet when you click to the 2 or 4 spot on the switch?


i have a fender cyber deluxe amp 250watts.
#9
It's called single coils, it's just something you live with usually.
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#10
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i have a fender cyber deluxe amp 250watts.



well try the other things, and let me know.


singles dont all hum. and a little shielding done right, goes a long way. ^
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well try the other things, and let me know.


singles dont all hum. and a little shielding done right, goes a long way. ^


so all strats hum? thats lame i thought it would be a great guitar to buy.
#12
it's still a great guitar...
when you're playing it, they playing will make the humming unhearable so it shouldn't really be a big deal.


if you use one PU predominately, turn the other one off and switch it to that when you're not using it so it won't hum
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#13
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so all strats hum? thats lame i thought it would be a great guitar to buy.

It is a great guitar. Single coils do kind of suck too though. I have a 1990 that does the same thing and I have been researching all the noisless options and shielding because I am sick of it. Like jj1565 said it could be other electronics in the are too. Try to plug in in a different spot or maybe even consider a noise gate or something.
#14
Quote by RockxxStar
so all strats hum? thats lame i thought it would be a great guitar to buy.


It's not that they all do hum, it's that they all can hum.

This could just be an amp issue and not a single coil issue at all.

As said previously and a few other things to check for...

-Plug your amp into a power strip, not the wall
-Plug the amp into a different outlet
-Certain electric devices can make a ton of noise through the amp
-Cut back the gain a hair
-Make sure your hand is touching the bridge, sometimes grounding yourself can cure it
-Check your guitar's grouding
-Using good quality cables can reduce noise
-Your amp might have a grounding/lift switch, try both positions
-If you're running any pedals, they must share the same ground as the amp (power strip or batteries)
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It's not that they all do hum, it's that they all can hum.

This could just be an amp issue and not a single coil issue at all.

As said previously and a few other things to check for...

-Plug your amp into a power strip, not the wall
-Plug the amp into a different outlet
-Certain electric devices can make a ton of noise through the amp
-Cut back the gain a hair
-Make sure your hand is touching the bridge, sometimes grounding yourself can cure it
-Check your guitar's grouding
-Using good quality cables can reduce noise
-Your amp might have a grounding/lift switch, try both positions
-If you're running any pedals, they must share the same ground as the amp (power strip or batteries)


i dont think it has anything to do with the amp, because i plugged my sg and it works perfectly fine no hum. =( but i will try some of the stuff you said, i just dont want to play the guitar in a gig and have that hum.
#16
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so all strats hum? thats lame i thought it would be a great guitar to buy.


It is. Positions 2 and 4 don't hum, as for 1, 3 and 5, either turn down the volume, or play. SRV used the neck pickup alone on a 59' strat(some people say it's a 63', but I'm pretty sure he just preferred a rosewood board and put one from a 1963 on because of that), and you barely ever hear him humming.
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#17
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It is. Positions 2 and 4 don't hum, as for 1, 3 and 5, either turn down the volume, or play. SRV used the neck pickup alone on a 59' strat(some people say it's a 63', but I'm pretty sure he just preferred a rosewood board and put one from a 1963 on because of that), and you barely ever hear him humming.


when i switch it to 2 and 4 it does stop it. sweet
#20
no problem. make sure you overlap the foil. and that you foil line the pickguard (remove pickups.)
and that you run a little bit of foil to a guard screw hole so that the screw makes contact with the foil. this helps ground it.

i didnt solder the foil in my strats. or even run wires to them. but shielding quieted them up completely.

self adhesive copper foil is available at stewmac.com.
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