#1
I'm not talking about fret buzz.
Whenever I plug my guitar into the amp and turn it on the distortion channel, I get a humming sound, even when I touch my strings I get it.
But when I turn the tone all the way down it stops humming.
Whats wrong?
#3
Quote by teddy_baca
I'm not talking about fret buzz.
Whenever I plug my guitar into the amp and turn it on the distortion channel, I get a humming sound, even when I touch my strings I get it.
But when I turn the tone all the way down it stops humming.
Whats wrong?



Rolling your tone knob back cuts out the high frequencies in your signal, so that means its some sort of high frequency hum. Are you using any fluorescent lights in your house? Single coils?
#4
Your distortion channel works by turning up the gain and thus increasing the signal from your guitar in sensitivity to the point where the wave form starts clipping. In order to do this, your guitar must because extremely sensitive, and the input starts picking up noise even when you are not playing. In order to mend this, you can use humbucking pickups, or use natural overdrive (turn your volume up really loud on the clean channel).