#1
Hey there

I an ESP LTD EC1000 and just recently it's started making this horrendous noise when I stop playing. I am playing through a Line 6 Spider 2. It must be the guitar as I have another guitar (with passive pick ups) and I don't have any issues with it at all. I have linked a video of what the sound is.

Any ideas guys?

Noise comes in at about a minute

Cheers for any advice
#2
Sounds ****ing awful when it's working, let alone when it isn't.

On a more helpful note, maybe the batteries are going in your pickups?
#3
Replace the battery in your EMG's.
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#4
What you need is a new amp.
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#6
And so we assume it fixed the problem?
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#8
Take a video/soundclip and post it up, man. We'll get to the root of the issue.
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#9
He did that in the first post. It sounds like a grounding wire is loose. Open the back cavity and see if any of the soldering has failed.

It can also be a loose output jack. Does it make that noise when the guitar is left completely still?
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ESP Standard Eclipse I CTM VW
ESP LTD Deluxe H-1001
ESP LTD Deluxe Viper-1000 STBC
ESP Edwards E-EX-100STD
Warmoth Paulcaster "Tiger"
Tanglewood TW170 AS
Vox Tonelab ST
Blackstar HT-1R


Last edited by hminh87 at Mar 8, 2013,
#10
Quote by hminh87
He did that in the first post. It sounds like a grounding wire is loose. Open the back cavity and see if any of the soldering has failed.

It can also be a loose output jack. Does it make that noise when the guitar is left completely still?


Oh shit, sorry. Let me listen.
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#11
That's not dissimilar to the noise shitty valves make, but that's not a valve amp.

That's pretty awful. Definitely sounds like there's an issue with the grounding.

How long have you had it?
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#12
Thanks for the replies guys. Had for about 2 years now. It does make that noise when it's still. I can't see any loose wires. Very frustrating.
#13
Plug into another amp and see if it does it on that. Line 6...ewwwww.
#14
Does it happen when you touch the strings with your hand? The bridge ground wire might be loose.
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ESP Standard Eclipse I CTM VW
ESP LTD Deluxe H-1001
ESP LTD Deluxe Viper-1000 STBC
ESP Edwards E-EX-100STD
Warmoth Paulcaster "Tiger"
Tanglewood TW170 AS
Vox Tonelab ST
Blackstar HT-1R