hey guys! can you help me? my strats making noise on a single coil pickup, can you tell me how it can disappear or why is it like this? thanx!!!
This is largely why they invented the humbucker.

There should be significantly less hum with the pickup-selector in positions 2 or 4.

Unless you mean it just started making a funny noise, of course...
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If it only does it on the middle pick up then you can't that's just the way single coil pick ups are.

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If it only does it on the middle pick up then you can't that's just the way single coil pick ups are.

but they all have the same humming noise...
Would getting a noise gate help?

did you know the major scale on a piano, starting at whatever note (lets say E). you just go straight up the white keys without hitting a black one. and you got the major scale.

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Would getting a noise gate help?

i tried, but, when you have to do some exotic stuff(tapping etc) i can't hear it quite well. but the noise gate really helps a lot
buy some humbuckers maybe
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Tape the whole inside-plus pickguard with alumminium tape (very cheap).
Wored for me fine.

does that really work?
Yes it does.
It isolates the electronics.
Trust me i did it.
You gotta tape the whole cavity completely inc. the output jack cavity.
Then you tape the pickguard.
The alluminium tape is just styky alumminium foil. Very thin and easy to apply.
By going to the Electric guitar forum.
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you ****ing idiot, all you have to do is take a few pennies ( copper, copper shields wiring ) god damn it and tape them under your pickguard. it also helps to rewire all your pickups and wiring w/ 16 gauge wiring ..... thicker / heavier wiring produces a fatter tone and you can double check your grounding when doing so. about the ****ing idiot thing, by me calling you that is the price for my advice lol.

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