#1
Hey guys, im not sure if this is the right spot to put this, but it does effect recording so ill just put it here. So I have a Laguna LE200QBC and a new pickup was installed by guitar center for me. Im not sure when this started, so i don't know if they are to blame since it's been quite sometime since the pickup was installed. but when i plug my guitar up to an amp or anything and the cables moves in my guitar in the slightest i get a loud static noise. like if im sitting on my bed and i move and the cable moves in my guitar, it creates a loud noise. I can even grab the cable right where it plugs in my guitar and move it and it makes the same noise. I have no idea if its a short, something they did when they installed the pickup, or just a cheaply made guitar. Ive tried multiple amps and cables, its definitely the guitar. any ideas what it could be? Thanks!
#2
They probably didn't solder in the ground, or shield the cables properly.

Edit: Oh, your talking about the instrument cable? well, just get a better cable. something that is shielded. Dimarzio makes some great ones, so does Fender (the California cables are awesome)
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#3
it's the jack. The tip contact inside there has become stressed and doesn't make a solid connection to the cable. Open the jack panel, and locate the post sticking up. it's got a groove pressed into it to seat the cable and hold it in. Press it toward the center of the jack so that it makes a better connection. replace the jack on the guitar and you're back in business. if that doesn't solve your problem it's a bad cable, and it should be discarded and replaced with a new one. Hope this helps.
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it's the jack. The tip contact inside there has become stressed and doesn't make a solid connection to the cable. Open the jack panel, and locate the post sticking up. it's got a groove pressed into it to seat the cable and hold it in. Press it toward the center of the jack so that it makes a better connection. replace the jack on the guitar and you're back in business. if that doesn't solve your problem it's a bad cable, and it should be discarded and replaced with a new one. Hope this helps.


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