Hey all not sure if this is the right place to put this but I have a very annoying hum coming from my guitar when plugged in, however when i touch either of the pickups, even if it's not the ne being used the hum stops, what is the culprit here? I was thinking it may have something to do with the fact that my tailpieve isn't grounded?
Bad earth normally causes this (so yeah, your tailpiece), as I used to have it my guitars. Also, bad electronics (wiring to pots, pick-ups ect) could be bad. One fix I use is to line the cavities in the wood with copper. This does wonders to stop the hum, though it does mean talking things out of the guitar.
Ah see thats a problem, i have a semi hollow body guitar, and getting to thos pots it a bitch! haha