Zeppelinism96
Registered User
Join date: Oct 2012
144 IQ
#1
My barrel jack went to crap on my kramer and without the extra money to replace it i threw in a standard jack, with some modding it works nicely, but with one problem, there is an output hum that goes with everything the humbucker sends out, its unbearable, i dont even want to play that guitar anymore. I have done the exact same thing a time before but with no hum. A noise gate doesnt catch it either. The hum sounds almost like a cable that has been disconnected from the guitar but louder, is the cable being open instead of inside the barrel causing this? Oh and when i touch the cable it gets insanely loud, even before i touch it. Help me fix this please. thanks
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stonyman65
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Join date: Sep 2005
809 IQ
#3
Sounds like you might have wired the jack wrong, or the jack is shorting out on something.

Also, make sure everything is shielded properly.
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Zeppelinism96
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Join date: Oct 2012
144 IQ
#4
Haha i might have, i will take a look, i slapped it together in 5 minutes so it is a possiblity! Thanks mate!
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Join date: Sep 2007
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#5
classic sound of the T/S wired in reverse. the sound you're hearing is the lack of grounding
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Join date: Dec 2012
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#6
Pretty much all of the above, reverse the wires on the jack and shield it with foil tape.