#1
Lately my epiphone lp 100 has been making a hissing sound only when strummed, I can hold it still, when it is plugged in and there is no sound. I have tried different amps and cables, and am sure it is the guitar. This is one of my early, cheap guitars, which is why I want to attempt to fix it myself. I've been meaning to learn more about guitar repair and I feel like this would be perfect situation, as long as it doesn't get too expensive, I don't want to buy new pickups. Any ideas where I should start while troubleshooting? It seems like it's something that has to do with the pickups. Who knows, maybe its something small and doesn't take much work at all, I still wanna try to figure some stuff out though. Any tips for doing something like this? I've never actually worked on a guitar before.
#2
When you touch the strings, does the buzzing stop? If it does stop, you have bad grounding.
#3
I had a PRS with a bad ground issue. It felt like it was going to kill me. Got a little buzz when the pickup were in humbucking mode. It was a consistant hiss. Like fingerboy said if you touch the metal on the guitar while playing it should complete the ground and lessen the buzz if it is a ground issue. I would touch the stop bar while strumming and see if anything changes. Also toggle the pickup selector to see if this changes anything.
#4
Check your cavities and look for any loose, or poorly soldered wires. And fix them. That should be the problem. Also check your input jack. Very common problem on epis