#1
give me a quiet clicking noise everytime i touch the strings or any metal parts of the guitar? or does it have some grounding issue?

its my first single coil guitar and its been like that since i got it, so i dont know if it should be like that
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#2
no, sounds like a grounding issue, might be with the guitar, or sometimes i get it with specific power points...
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#3
Is it really a clicking sound or more like touching the jack of your guitar cable (while its plugged in)? Ground issues should sound like the second one. Normally the bridge should be connected to one of the pots. Maybe you remove the bridge to see if it's still soldered.
#4
This has happened to me before. I believe it was with my Squier Bullet strat, which has long since gone out of commission. It had all sorts of problems with its electronics, so much so that I had to redo the soldering and everything every few months. I can't recall if it fixed the 'clicking problem at all, though.
#5
Same issue with my SRV Signature strat, bringing it to shop today cause I have NO idea about guitar electronics. It crackles when i touch the strings, and sometimes electrifies my arm with slight shock lol..
#6
Quote by omidmash
Same issue with my SRV Signature strat, bringing it to shop today cause I have NO idea about guitar electronics. It crackles when i touch the strings, and sometimes electrifies my arm with slight shock lol..



that can be an amp or wall outlet issue.

try the guitar with a different amp.
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give me a quiet clicking noise everytime i touch the strings or any metal parts of the guitar? or does it have some grounding issue?

its my first single coil guitar and its been like that since i got it, so i dont know if it should be like that



something isnt connected, or grounded properly.

sometimes a better guitar cable, a different outlet, or room can help.

especially if there's a computer or fan in the one you're playing in now.


shielding, checking the output jack (as suggested), upgrading the cable,
and trying the guitar thru a different amp, can help identify the main issue.
Jenneh

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#8
Tried my Ibanez and my ESP with the amp, it's a Fender mustang 3 with 4 cable method through Boss GT-10. No crackles. My Fender even crackles when put straight in the amp, and electrifying my arm is not cool.

In middle of a live performance my guitar buzzed my arm, and it made me do a crazy roar in one of Metallica's song. I don't mind, many liked it even though they never understood the reason.
#9
I changed amp as well as all cables. But today I noticed it might be from pickguard. Do you think I should open it and sand it's bottom?
#10
Quote by omidmash
I changed amp as well as all cables. But today I noticed it might be from pickguard. Do you think I should open it and sand it's bottom?



that particular guitar is not grounded.

open the back cavity and check that the wire is connected to the bridge in there.


in addition to the guitar not being grounded,
there is a huge chance that your amp, wall outlet, amp plug...
is not working correctly.

so
ungrounded amp (or wall )+ grounded guitar = you probably wont feel a shock.
grounded amp (or wall) + ungrounded guitar = you should not feel shocks.
ungrounded amp (or wall) + ungrounded guitar (or mic stand) = SHOCK

basically, i'm trying to say that the guitar (unless it's got active pickups)
is not shocking you.
the electricity is coming from an ungrounded, faulty amp and or wall and
is passed to you through an ungrounded guitar.

so fixing the guitar is only part of the problem.
Jenneh

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Quote by Jaekae
give me a quiet clicking noise everytime i touch the strings or any metal parts of the guitar? or does it have some grounding issue?

its my first single coil guitar and its been like that since i got it, so i dont know if it should be like that

I think it's the pickup shielding issue. Is there a slot where you can screw out a cover to access the volume/tone control circuits? If so, check the circuit. Then, shield the pickups properly using aluminum foil to ground the circuit. This is the first step.
Next, use a Noise Supressor/Noise Gate to block most of the hum. Then, if you have a tremolo system, get rid of the back cover to get rid of more sound.
Grounding comes next. Proper circuit grounding will help expedite the pickup shielding.
Hope this helps,
parhelia_0000
#12
My first guitar (fender starcaster) made that clicking noise for a while. Then it just stopped. Which was odd.
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#13
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My first guitar (fender starcaster) made that clicking noise for a while. Then it just stopped. Which was odd.

Clicking noise? Is it common with other guitars? If so, then it's the amp problem.
#14
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Clicking noise? Is it common with other guitars? If so, then it's the amp problem.

Its an amp problem. Basically just proved it. Bought a new custom epihpone blah blah. Using my same original amp. Still occasionally clicks, get it fixed if you want i left mine and it was fine. Only clicks on the distortion channel for me btw.
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#15
Quote by Jaekae
give me a quiet clicking noise everytime i touch the strings or any metal parts of the guitar? or does it have some grounding issue?

its my first single coil guitar and its been like that since i got it, so i dont know if it should be like that


Idk about clicking, but any true single coil, when you touch the strings, the 60 cycle hum will get quieter, but wont ever go completely away, which is normal.
#17
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#18
I'm usually a scruffy git but did a proper job on my Strat and Les Paul copies so bought some of this,

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It improved the tone of the guitars by allowing cleaner frequencies through not masked by bad grounding and screening.

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#19
First link is broken mate. Listened to a couple of your mp3's. Really digging them.
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#21
Nah, it can't find the url now. Link to a picture of it? etc.

[EDIT] It works now. I intend to take apart my good ol' stacaster and customise it. I'll remember to get some of this
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#22
Quote by ajondunnfarmer
Its an amp problem. Basically just proved it. Bought a new custom epihpone blah blah. Using my same original amp. Still occasionally clicks, get it fixed if you want i left mine and it was fine. Only clicks on the distortion channel for me btw.

The guitar amplifier (a basic Roland amp which is a few years old) in my high school also had this problem. You should be fine with the clicks though. Contrary to popular belief, I don't think that good-quality patch cords solve this problem. It's the amp issue.
#24
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Just put copper shield tape into Ebay

There could also be other types of metal that can shield the pickups, like silver, I presume?
#25
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There could also be other types of metal that can shield the pickups, like silver, I presume?



self adhesive copper tape, when done correctly, is simple and cost effective when
shielding.

and again, i see this thread has drifted off course a little,

shielding a guitar doesnt always quiet a guitar.
especially when grounding or the amp is the issue.
Jenneh

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#26
Quote by jj1565
self adhesive copper tape, when done correctly, is simple and cost effective when
shielding.

and again, i see this thread has drifted off course a little,

shielding a guitar doesnt always quiet a guitar.
especially when grounding or the amp is the issue.

Well-said. There are many steps to properly eliminating a guitar pickup's sound. Proper grounding and copper shielding are only a few ways to do so.
#27
for me it was the electic outlet, because its not grounded, noticed when i realised it i got that clicking noise when i touched the pedals and channel switcher also
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