#1
I just bought a BC Rich Avenge from Craigslist for $80, and it plays great, only one problem: there's an unbearable amount of feedback. I tried using a different cable, I tried tightening the screws on the jack where you connect the cable, I'm not sure what else to do.

It appears to be a problem with the jack, because I can hear the sound going in and out (faint, poor tone) a bit while I play, and it makes static noises when the cable is moved around. The feedback almost disappears when I touch the metal part of the instrument cable, and the tone sounds clear and normal when I push the cable in and hold it there.

P.S. I did try the guitar before buying it, but there was only slight feedback, and it sounded like a normal amount of feedback for the 15 watt amp the guy had. It wasn't turned up very loud either.

A little help guys?
Last edited by Exhumed91 at Jun 10, 2011,
#2
Check your ground wires?
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#3
look at the jack and see if any wires are falling off.
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#6
Is it just when your not touching strings or anything metal?
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#7
I wasn't properly grounded, whatever that means. I still don't fully understand the concept besides that it deals with electric current. My tremolo pedal wasn't quite plugged in all the way, and when I pushed it in a bit more, the feedback stopped. I thought "Well if I'm not plugged in to my pedals it must be the guitar itself" but apparently not.

I'm glad it wasn't an issue requiring money to fix. Now I just need to swap out the cheesy little BC Rich stock pickup, any suggestions as to what pickup to buy?
Last edited by Exhumed91 at Jun 11, 2011,
#8
It really really depends on what you want to play, but the Seymour Duncan JB is a very versatile pickup that has many fans. Check the "Which Pickups?" thread on GB&C; they're really helpful guys over there.
#9
Thanks, I have Seymour Duncans on my Fender Showmaster, and they sound great. I'm going to be using the Avenge to play mostly punk and metal. I'd like to get a different pickup just for variety. I'll check out that thread.
#10
Wait, never mind, the BC Rich is still making the noise, and the Fender Showmaster does not. Is it the pickup perhaps? Why does the noise go away when I touch something metal (not the guitar strings)?