#1
edit: Just fixed it. For anyone having humming/weird high pitch hum/screeching sounds in the future try what I just did, unplug EVERYTHING in your home apart from the amp. I found a TV plugged in in the other room. I annoyed everyone by unplugging everything and the amp sounds okay now, no humming apart from a tiny amount that would be expected.

For some reason I was getting interference from a completely different room. A flat screen TV, an AV amp, powered sub and PS4. Not sure if that's normal?

Now that I've narrowed the problem down does anyone have a solution so I don't have to put the whole house in lockdown when I want to record something from an amp?
Last edited by CowLoon at Jun 11, 2015,
#2
Pretty common problem, especially if the outlets run on the same breaker, or poor grounding in the wiring of the house
#3
Quote by Clbryant1981
Pretty common problem, especially if the outlets run on the same breaker, or poor grounding in the wiring of the house


Ah okay. I don't know why I never had this problem before? Is there any way to fix it or get around it at least?
#4
There are current conditioners that can help. I have an ancient server-style UPS (weighs a ton, uses a small lead-acid car-type battery) that gives me almost perfect current no matter what I'm plugged into (including diesel generators powering back-of-a-flatbed outdoor performances) for source current. You probably have a serious wiring glitch in your home, but short of getting it properly redone, you should try out some of the power conditioners (no, a power strip is NOT a power conditioner) on the market.
#5
Hey, thanks for the reply but it turns out it was the cable. I got quite an expensive lead and any guitar with a humbucker is perfectly silent. The leads I was using were the cheapest I could find on ebay and were needlessly long for my purpose. But I can finally get to recording without that horrid sound.

The thing that puzzled me was that I used to record in here without any issues with a really cheap guitar and amp. I've upgraded all my equipment slowly over the years, went to record and it was a horror show. I started buying cheap leads because of all the articles, shows and youtube videos saying that there's no difference between a $100 cable and a $1 one. Apparently there IS a difference between a $6 cable and a $25 one though. Maybe there's something in here that the cable needs shielding from? And the cheaper one wasn't doing it? I dunno, but it's fixed the issue. I'm pretty damn happy and relieved, I thought I'd somehow accidentally bought a broken Fender Jag and Epiphone one after the other because the noise was with both guitars but a little different. So it's great to finally have a good recording sound that isn't out of control.

So if anyone has a similar, out of control screeching/hum problem try a new, higher quality lead.

Thanks for the replies!
Last edited by CowLoon at Jun 21, 2015,