#1
hey all. recently ive been having major buzzing issues with my fender scorpion.. it has an emg 89 (active, obviously) and it buzzes reaaally loudly whenever i dont touch the pickup... i bought it used and the pickup isnt the stock one, but it was fine in the beginning. i need it fixed soon for gigging. so how would i go about fixing this, preferrably without taking it in to a shop?
#2
Take the back off and inspect the wiring. Sounds like a bad ground. Once you find it, solder it back in place.
#4
I thought EMG's didn't have ground wires?
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#6
How is it wired? Does it have one active and one passive?
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Fractured Instinct
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Peavey Predator USA
Douglas Grendel 725
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#7
I thought EMG's didn't have ground wires?


You always need a ground or return wire to complete the circuit, otherwise you just have an open circuit and no current would flow.
#9
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hey all. recently ive been having major buzzing issues with my fender scorpion.. it has an emg 89 (active, obviously) and it buzzes reaaally loudly whenever i dont touch the pickup... i bought it used and the pickup isnt the stock one, but it was fine in the beginning. i need it fixed soon for gigging. so how would i go about fixing this, preferrably without taking it in to a shop?



has your guitar's output jack ever been loose?
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#11
you might want to take the jack off anyway, see if the wires are still connected.
Jenneh

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