i got a g&l legacy which has single coil pickups...i know there is a problem with all single coil because they hum...but i have a show coming up and need to figure out a way to quite them...any suggestions.
it's not a ****in' problem really. specially not once you play but if you're just gonna stand with it on full blown volume and look cool you might wanna think again.
so just turn the volume knob down
I agree with using your volume pedal to just mute it if you're just gonna sit around not playing for long periods of time, but if it bothers you that much, try throwing a noise gate into your chain and possibly adding some better shielding to your electronics.
A noise supressor pedal. Or take these single coils out and put single coil-sized humbuckers in their place
I agree with using your volume pedal to just mute it if you're just gonna sit around not playing for long periods of time
Or he could just tune the volume knob on his guitar to zero if he's not playing.
TS; this is not nearly the problem you think it is. Ask yourself this; Can you hear the hum while you are playing? If nothing is broken, the answer should be no. As long as you're playing you, and by association your audience, will not be able to hear the humming, and therefore you shouldn't care, and your audience won't.
Just turn your guitar's volume knob to off if it bothers you while you're not playing. Or, you know what, just use the 2 & 4 Positions; they're hum canceling.
I only consider 60cycle hum a problem in a recording atmosphere. Live no-one's going to give a ****. Guarantee the occasional microphone feedback squeal will piss them off way more.
And volume knob.
And volume knob.
noise supressor pedal
shielding a strat:
Get some noise cancelling pickups.