#1
My strat hums like crazy and im just wondering how guitarists with single coils record a song?
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#2
they buy good guitars.
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#4
leave it, it adds flair
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#5
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they buy good guitars.

i have a fender american strat... it sounds godly.
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#6
Noise gate or remove anything under 60Hz with your recording program. But seriously, I think it sounds really cool and natural to leave it(unless you have really long stretches of not playing)
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#7
In any decent recording program, you slice out the pieces of when you are not actually playing on that track. I have recorded on a strat before and I just did that, also use a noise gate.
#8
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#9
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Noise gate or remove anything under 60Hz with your recording program. But seriously, I think it sounds really cool and natural to leave it(unless you have really long stretches of not playing)

dont noise gates give you slightly worse tone?
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#10
Get a noise gate or buy noiseless single coils.

I believe your Vox has a built in noise gate, mine does (AD30VT).
Its not great but it definately helps.

Strangely, I just bought a MIM Strat and it does not make excessive humming. My brothers American does, however it was bought early '90s. I have heard some of the newer models have shielded pickups to reduce noise but I could be wrong.

I have seen certain foil or other metallic foils placed in the Pickup pots around the pickups to shield. I could be completely wrong.
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#11
what equipment do you record with??
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#12
Unless you're using a tube amp that needs to be cranked for its best tone, just lower the volume and roll down your tone knob slightly. Move far away from your amp does wonders too, also try facing different ways when playing.
#14
If he has 'really long stretches of not playing', you could just turn the volume knob down, or (if you're digitally recording) cut the guitar track for that part. I don't think that's what his problem is.

I would either leave it, like the other guy said, or buy/borrow a compressor...
#15
My drummer is pretty loud so my amp is pushing loud all the time. And soon ill be jamming in a studio so theyll probably have marshall half stacks in there. I wont be recording for a long time but I just got curious. Hmm I guess I could get that MXR compressor/sustainer eh.
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