#1
SO I love my SG to death. Its appart of me. Anyway, it just started doing something really weird, when I'm not touching the strings, it makes no hum what so ever, but when I do, the hum grows louder, but I can still play and hear it. But when I turn on my fuzz factory, I hear the ****ing radio come through. I tried the guitar on other amps and it does the same thing. I tried rearranging my pedals. Still does it. I tired taking pedals out. Still does it. Please help D=
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#3
sounds like either a problem with the earth somewhere or the sheilding within the wires. i'd suggest taking it in somewhere cause there ain't much u can do unless u know the nuts and bolts of all of it
#4
Is it the top 40 station, easy listening, or what?

Does this do it when other people play, or just you--you don't have fillings, do you?

Does it just do it at your house or anywhere you take it?

This is pretty strange, especially since SGs normally don't have any active electronics.

Check the bridge ground and all the other wiring with a meter.
#5
My mate used to get some Russian radio?! Probably just a fuzz factory thing? Good signal? Good coverage?
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#6
Start a cover band specialising in stuff that's currently on radio rotation...
#7
I'm no electrician, but I believe that you're experiencing a ground loop, which in turn forms an antenna that's picking up radio transmissions (and all kinds of other noise). Unless you have good grasp of electronic connections, take the guitar to a shop, explain the symptoms and have them check (and redo) the connections.

EDIT: Oh, and ground loops can be potentially dangerous, although the currents flowing in an electric guitar are so small that it's more of a theoretic potential in this case. Do get it checked, though. Faulty electric connections are never a good thing.
Last edited by zipa at Dec 7, 2009,
#8
Quote by Veritas69
sounds like either a problem with the earth somewhere or the sheilding within the wires. i'd suggest taking it in somewhere cause there ain't much u can do unless u know the nuts and bolts of all of it


I would think that a shielding problem would manifest itself whether or not you touched the guitar. The fact that it only appears when touching the strings would lead me to think it's a ground loop.

Does it happen with either pickup activated, or is the problem isolated to a single pickup?