#1
Hey guys, I have had my Epiphone g400 for about 4 years now and I put on some Dimarzio X2n and Humbucker from hell pickups in it. Now ever since I installed them I have had a very annoying problem. There is a very loud buzz that comes from both of these pickups when plugged into my amp. I had it checked out by the store that installed them and they said its normal, now I understand these things are very high output and there should be SOME buzzing but this is just disgusting. Could this have been some factory defect or a install problem? I watched some youtube videos of these same pickups they seemed super quiet.

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#3
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They're not, but one of them is high output. My guess is that OP is unable to dial in his amp properly (gain and treble on 5 o'clock, and perhaps some nasty behringer pedal infront).
#4
Yeah their passive and its running out of a peavey valve king 112 with a boss OD-20 (the twin pedal) Ive used the guitar on different amps and it always buzzes really loud.
#5
Check your grounds see if they came loose.
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#6
It was doing it from day one I just thought it was normal. I had it checked over by the person who installed it, and he looked it over and told me he used the original wiring diagram.
#7
does it still buzz if you take the boss pedal out?

other than that, sounds like a grounding problem.
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#8
The Humbucker from Hell is very low output.

Sounds like a grounding problem - there is no "original" wiring diagram he could have used because the stock pickups will only have been 2 conductor and the Dimarzios are 4 conductor.
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#9
Maybe it's your groundings. Does it stop/lower when you put your palm on strings?
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#10
If your grounds are all OK, it could be a shielding issue?

I had a problem with the bridge pickup (and only the bridge pickup) in my V making noise. Grounding was all OK, so had it sent away, by a friend who runs a guitar workshop, for wax dipping. Got it back and had it reinstalled in the guitar and now it sounds soooo quiet
#11
Alright guys the clean channel has no problem when its distorted it buzzes loud and when I put my palm on the strings it does NOT stop. Maybe its the way its suppose to be, but I mean its just makes no sense on why it should be so loud. Oh and is the clean channel on the x2n suppose to sound like complete crap?
#13
It's probably your amp
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Alright guys the clean channel has no problem when its distorted it buzzes loud and when I put my palm on the strings it does NOT stop. Maybe its the way its suppose to be, but I mean its just makes no sense on why it should be so loud. Oh and is the clean channel on the x2n suppose to sound like complete crap?

Yes, it'll sound dogshit awful on a clean channel

What amp are you using?
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#15
Im using a unmodded Peavey valve king 112. I actually purchased it the day it came out I don't know if there have been upgrades on the newer ones or not ( I have not been following up on it)
#16
could there be a loose connection in the jack socket. mine was loose on my yamaha and i buzzed like mad all the time. just an idea.....
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#17
Hmm didn't think of it being a guitar problem rather than a pick up problem.
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    #18
    perhaps check that then. sounds like it to me. worth getting it checked at least and its inexpensive to set right
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    #19
    Seems like a grounding issue, not the pickups. Dimarzio makes awfully good quality pickups but it could be possible you got a bum set.
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