#1
Hi, im opening this thread cause a have found that Seymour Duncan humbuckers for guitar are really noisy in comparison with other high end brands such as Dimarzio, in particular i have an SH-1 and SH-6 in my guitar that have some terrible hum to them... the guitar has great shielding job and everything is well grounded but still i cant get rid of that ridiculus noise. Does anyone have experienced that with Seymour Duncan humbuckers ?
#2
my JB/Jazz set seemed fine.


Are you sure it's not pedals or power source?
#3
i can't say I've noticed much difference.
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my JB/Jazz set seemed fine.


Are you sure it's not pedals or power source?



Im straight into a Line 6 Spider 75 IV amp, my power source is lightly grounded.
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i mean it could be a variety of things... dodgy grounding in your guitar, dodgy power supply, etc.
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i mean it could be a variety of things... dodgy grounding in your guitar, dodgy power supply, etc.


Ohh sorry man i was trying to quote someone else and i got wrong, i have just edited the post
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the noise is not due to the pickups. get a noise gate pedal.


I have a noise gate integrated in my Line 6 amp, the guitar dosent get a lot of hum when i use the gate but i was doing a test run on all my guitars without the noise gate and those seymour duncans were the most noisy, the noise stills cut a bit thru the gate.

Of cource this only happens when i use heavy distortion...
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Ohh sorry man i was trying to quote someone else and i got wrong, i have just edited the post


haha, no worries
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#11
I have never noticed any more noise from SD pups than anything else. I still have an old Seymour Duncan I bought in about 1981/2 and it's as good as the day I bought it - I pretty much wore out the neck on the guitar it was in in the meantime. Sure it isn't as quiet as my EMG humbucker but what is?
Check the earth in you guitar. A general rule of thumb borne out by experience says "always look for dodgey earths first if you have any noise".
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#12
Yeah, I also have JB/Jazz Duncans, they're not noisy, atleast no more than any other humbuckers that I've ever used.

Ofcourse you're going to get some noise when you use heavy distortion!
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#13
your using a high gain setting on a line 6, thats the problem they fizz like mad, and the built in noise gates are shit, id look into either a new amp or a noise gate pedal.
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I mean this one time I was jacking it pertty hard and was making noises and what not

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