#1
Hi everyone!

I've got an Epiphone les paul custom pro (with coil tapping) and the other day it started producing a crackling noise that sounds a lot like static.

After experimenting with different amps and leads I have managed to track the noise down to two places. When I play the open A string and when I play the low E string around the 3-5 frets.

I know it sounds like I'm describing fret buzz but I'm almost completely sure it's a fault rather than set up, I'm just not sure what it could be.. Any ideas?
Last edited by mikeaustin1992 at May 23, 2016,
#2
Maybe you have to change pick. If it's old it can give you this sound.
Also you should try noticing if you are too close to the amp or in a wrong possition and pickups take the signal of it. This can happen with every single electronical device.
#3
Do you mean the pick ups? I doubt it because the guitar is only 6 months old. As for the position, I have been playing with the same set up/positions for about 4 years and never had a problem with any guitar
#4
From what you're describing, it sounds like the output jack is loose. Take the jack plate off and press in the leg for the hot wire so that it makes a better connection with the cable and try again.
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#6
+1 to above. tighten jack.

maybe clean pots and switch with contact cleaner too.

the LP switches can be kind of finicky and do dumb things.
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Has the little nut on the jack input been coming loose regularly recently?Have you been re-tightening it by hand when it happens?
#9
Hi everyone. Thanks for the help and sorry about the late reply

It turned out it was a combination of a few things that all came at once.

I cleaned the input jacks on guitar and amp which made it a lot better and then also changed the tube in my vox amp and now my set up is silent again