#1
I was playing alone in my room one day and I started hearing voices from my amp. So naturally I would be scared as shit. It started happening more often and i realized i was picking up radio signals from my pick ups.


has this ever happened to you?
#4
I have never had radio signals pick up from my pick ups but I have been just messin around w/ my friends and decided to put my cable to my tounge and I picked up radio signals. It's pretty funny when you're high w/ your friends.
#5
yeah there was a guy on here who started getting somebody's phone sex conversation through his amp.
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#6
yea this happened to me at a friends house, it wasnt the guitar that was picking it up tho it was sum how my effects pedal, cuz wen i moved the pedal it would fade in and out


it was pretty funny cuz we were jamming with political talk in the backround
#8
its happened to me before, through my crappy johnson fat strat copy's pickups, and my friend's EMG HZs in his bass.
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#9
I was at a concert last week and the lead guitarist's amp started playing rap through it. It was kind of funny when the lead singer asked, "Is that Chingy?"
#10
no, but if I touch my amp cord to my braces I pick up a country station, but no one believes me when I tell them that
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#11
I pick up radio all the time through my little practice amp...is it the pickups? It does this with both my guitars. Well, I find it kinda cool, play and then when I stop playing I can listen to the radio right away haha.
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#12
Yeah, happened with my old POS amp, happens with my new POS amp. It sucks because it's most often country :p My cable acts as the antenna though, if I unplug it and move it around I can get better/worse reception. Great :P Playing with your back towards the amp eliminates some noise, dunno if it'll work for the radio thing though. It only happens once in a while :p

EDIT: Actually, I think this happens all the time, but to varying extents. I just turned on my amp and cranked it and I could faintly hear the radio. Lmao.
#13
its always country because it can only pick up AM station, it would need specialized circuitry for FM... wow I'm a geek, I was actually about to explain why
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#14
yeah,, isnt it if either the pickups have a high output or the amp's gain is really high up? thats what i thought, after hearing a few of these stories
#15
well, the gain has something to do with it but its mostly just because of the nature of AM waves, because they only need amplification as opposed to FM which needs a bit more work
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#16
happened to me once. One second I was soloing over all along the watchtower, the next I was soloing over russian folkmusic
#18
i have

two times, both with my drummer.

maybe he has a metal plate in his head...

that would be the cause for his stupidity.
#19
It isn't the pickups, it is the amp. (assumption because it has happened to me with single coils and humbuckers, passive and active)

It shouldn't be a big deal though and usually isn't loud, it just happens when frequencies match or something along those lines.
#21
Haha, This happens to me too!
It didn't happen until I bought a Pastrami Overdrive effects pedal, Then many times I'd turn the pedal on I'd receive the radio through the amp.
#22
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I've heard alot of stories of this. I think it's hilarious... you're playing a show and BOOM the radio turns on... rofl.

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#23
You may need shielding in the body cavity (of your guitar) or a new cord. Make sure you are using a grounded power cord on your amp. If you use a three-prong adapter make sure you ground it according to instructions.
#24
Yeah, it happened at band practise through my mates guitar, quite a funny interlude really.
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