#1
Hey Everyone,

My electric guitar just got shipped to me across the country after sitting in a closet for a few months . Now I am getting a buzz from the guitar when I play plugging into my recording interface. I opened up the back and re-soldered connections that looked like they could be loose, but I'm still getting the sound. Also when I touch the strings the buzz DOES NOT GO AWAY. Usually if it's a grounding issue, it will go away when you touch the strings, no? The buzz seems to fade slightly if the guitar is tilted in a certain way, which I find odd, but that's the only time it disappears a bit. Does anyone know what the problem is? Are they issues with pickups or components that can cause buzzing that aren't related to ground wiring issues? I also think that the grounding on my computer outlet is just fine, so I'm not sure what's the problem here.

Thank you!
#2
Could be that the pickups are picking up the signal from your PC from sitting too close.
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#3
Seen this myself. Also try moving the amp to a new location in the room, or turning it slightly to face a new direction.
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Hey Everyone,

My electric guitar just got shipped to me across the country after sitting in a closet for a few months . Now I am getting a buzz from the guitar when I play plugging into my recording interface. I opened up the back and re-soldered connections that looked like they could be loose, but I'm still getting the sound. Also when I touch the strings the buzz DOES NOT GO AWAY. Usually if it's a grounding issue, it will go away when you touch the strings, no? The buzz seems to fade slightly if the guitar is tilted in a certain way, which I find odd, but that's the only time it disappears a bit. Does anyone know what the problem is? Are they issues with pickups or components that can cause buzzing that aren't related to ground wiring issues? I also think that the grounding on my computer outlet is just fine, so I'm not sure what's the problem here.

Thank you!



sometimes if you use a recording interface, computer, effects and or amp all on the same outlet.

of if there's an object with a sub par plug, you'll get a hum noise on the line.

if there's a battery option.

or if you can move objects to other lines, you might stop the buzz.
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#5
thanks for the helpful responses. I have tried moving the interface and guitar on the other side of the room, it didn't fix the problem although it did reduce a noticeable noise-floor I was hearing on top of the buzzing.

I am just going to bring my guitar to my friend's place tomorrow and see if the same thing goes on on his setup, because I know his setup doesn't have noise issues.

thanks!