#1
My bass is making buzzing noises through both of my amps. I am sure it's amp distortion, I can't even begin to try to pinpoint the problem, or what it could be, or how to fix it...........I have active pickups and I have very very recently changed my battery. My bass was sort of out of tune, so I had tuned it back up(a fairly substantial amount).
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#2
Does it still buzz when you're not playing?
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#3
Yeah. It's like a high-pitched hum. When I play, it's just a distorted mess.
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#4
I had that problem on my 6 string guitar, turned out to be a grounding problem on the guitar itself
#5
I think it could be a grounding problem, because it's the bass only, not the amps.

Can I just google what to do or does somebody wanna help me out? I'm sort of nub at this stuff.
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#6
Bump........it's not grounding. It doesn't go away when I'm touching metal. It's also more of a hiss, and it lessens when I turn mids and highs down. It's a Ernie Ball Sterling. It also isn't there if I play extremely soft, but if I play harder, it buzzes terribly.

I'm at a loss.....I don't know if I can afford to go have a techie charge me an assload of money just for something I might be able to fix........
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#7
Can somebody maybe shed some light on why this would be happening? I was thinking it could be pickup height, but it's not something I fully understand what's going on. I get this almost hiss out of my amp when I'm not playing. And it feels like it's really based on pickup height, but I just have no idea........and I can't afford to pay some guy to look at it for an outrageous price. Does anyone think they might be able to point me in the right direction?
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#8
Have you check your leads? You could also be picking up interference from other sources.
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#9
Turn the highs down and keep it down. Lower the pickup height a little too to stop it from distorting too. I had the hissing problem with one of my basses, I couldn't really do anything about it but turn the treble down. I haven't taken it to a tech. I've found that with certain pre amps, if you boost the treble too much you get a loud hissing sound. That's all I have to say about it, if that doesn't help you then keep asking around, 'cause that's all I think it could be
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#10
Thanks a bunch, both of you.
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