metalish
Registered User
Join date: Apr 2009
413 IQ
#1
Hello Ug community,
First of all i dunno if this is the right section to post my problem at or not but since i am already here lets start. lately ive been hearing a strange noise from my guitar especially when i am playing open strings to the point that the guitar is perfectly in tune yet the things that i play doesn't sound exactly as it should be, i thought that the problem was with my strings so i changed them but the problem still exist, this is driving me really mad
Notes 1-i don't know if its due to the gain or what ,but my strings make noise with the slightest touch which make it much harder for me to play while focusing on muting
2-whenever i plug-in my guitar ,i hear a buzz coming out of the amp ,its like a whistle that doesn't stop
3- ive read on the internet while searching for a solution that the problem could be with the bridge ,but i thought that coming here would be a better idea
ZepJunkie
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Join date: Sep 2012
222 IQ
#2
Does the buzzing stop when you touch the strings, bridge or output jack? If so it sounds like you just need to re solder the ground to the bridge.
metalish
Registered User
Join date: Apr 2009
413 IQ
#3
well i tried what u just told me ,the noise does decrease significantly when i touch the strings ,it doesn't complete disappear tho.
Quote by ZepJunkie
Does the buzzing stop when you touch the strings, bridge or output jack? If so it sounds like you just need to re solder the ground to the bridge.
ZepJunkie
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Join date: Sep 2012
222 IQ
#4
Yeah, re solder the ground wire to the bridge, and its always gonna have a little hum. Try a different amp and a different outlet too.
metalish
Registered User
Join date: Apr 2009
413 IQ
#5
Excuse my ignorance but i don't really understand what u r saying ,what is a ground wire ?
chookiecookie
Just keep smiling
Join date: Jan 2011
203 IQ
#6
Your guitar doesn't seem to be routed properly. Do what ZepJunkie said.

If you move your cable while it's plugged into your jack does the sound cut in/out/pop, etc?
ayy lmao
metalish
Registered User
Join date: Apr 2009
413 IQ
#8
I managed to find the ground wire ,the strange thing is that the wire is perfectly in place and perfectly intact,should i modify it in any way?
ZepJunkie
Strataholic
Join date: Sep 2012
222 IQ
#9
Yep. You wont hurt anything re soldering a wire. you cant mess anything up. It happens on all the pickups right?
metalish
Registered User
Join date: Apr 2009
413 IQ
#10
well yeah it does ,but when i first read re Soldering i thought i'd find it broken ,okay anyway i'll do as u told me
And thx very much for this
ZepJunkie
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Join date: Sep 2012
222 IQ
#11
anytime dude! If it doesnt work it may be your amp or a pot may be improperly grounded.