#1
I can't go past volume 5 on my Peavey, nor could the recent owner go to higher volumes on his amp either. So this leads me to believe its the guitar. I can put the guitar up to my mouth, and talk into the pickups, and hear it threw the amp. Not yelling, but raising my voice. I also get INSANE FEEDBACK. Not regular feedback, insane. I really want to stress that, because people say its regular feedback. This can't be. It does it when Im in another room, not facing the amp. Could someone either tell me they are, or arent michrophonic, and how I go about fixing this.
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#2
i reckon theres a wiring problem somewhere, spend a little getting the whole thing rewired and it should be fine. if that doesnt work, invest in good pickups.
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#3
somthins wrong with the pups or wiring
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#4
I can hear myself a little bit if i yell thru my pickups. More annoying is I am able to pick up radio stations.. if I put my hand over the pickup and push the strings down to where they almost touch and point the neck up in the air some sports station comes thru perfect.
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#5
sounds like they might be microphonic, yeah. if you like the tone of the pickups other than the microphonics, you could pot them or pay a pickup manufacturer or luthier to wax pot them for you, but if you're so-so on the current pickups it wouldn't cost all that much more to upgrade them, as there's not much point in putting money into pickups you don't much like.
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#6
I also suggest upgrading them. If it's the Les Paul, make sure the solder joint that connects the pickup cover is good as that can cause the issues you're describing if it's a cold joint or nonexistent all together. Also sounds like the ground wire to the bridge could be loose.
#7
Quote by JMeasles
I can hear myself a little bit if i yell thru my pickups. More annoying is I am able to pick up radio stations.. if I put my hand over the pickup and push the strings down to where they almost touch and point the neck up in the air some sports station comes thru perfect.



What are you complaining about? A guitar AND radio?! Awesome combo tbh. Try to get some music station and start soloing over the songs
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#8
I can pick up the local classic rock station with my wah engaged on my marshall....I have actually turned it on like that to listen to it lol
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#10
It sounds like you've definitely got some microphonic pickups on your hands! I don't know if you're the tinkering/DIY type, but wax-potting is a stupidly simple and remarkable easy task if you're up for it. It only takes a few dollars worth of wax and about an hour of your time, and at the end of the day your pickups will be rock solid no matter how much gain or volume you use!

However, in this case, as in all others, listen to Dave Mc: if you don't really dig your current pickups anyways, just go for the upgrade. If you're satisfied, however, wax-potting is extremely easy.
#12
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If it happens when the guitar isn't by the amp, I'd say it's more likely that the preamp tubes are microphonic.

Try lightly tapping on the top of the preamp tubes, with an pencil's eraser, when nothing is plugged in, but the amp is on. If you can plainly hear it...I'd say they're microphonic.



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#14
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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Presumably because the CCF (Combined Corksniffing Forces) of MLP and Gibson forums would rise up against them, plunging the land into war.

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