#1
All of a sudden my cube is humming when i plug my lead in, if i move the guitar away sometimes it lessens. Any ideas what it could be?
#2
could be the lead. could be a loose guitar output jack. you need to wiggle to see.

be warned if the jack is loose then dont just hand tighten it.
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#3
What guitar do you have?

Have you moved it into a new room or have brought new electronics into the room?
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#4
no nothing new, has been working fine. i will try looking at the output jack, is there anyway to test if its the amp or guitar?

what if i plug a 3.5mm stereo to 6.5mm into the input with a pc or mp3 player and see if it hums?
#5
^^ FUA:might be the lack of a 3 prong plug. heard the new x series has some hum issues.
but i dont know cause he said the thing about moving the guitar.


^ just see if the jack is loose. and wiggle the cable, see if it cuts out. then repost.
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#6
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^^ FUA:might be the lack of a 3 prong plug. heard the new x series has some hum issues.
but i dont know cause he said the thing about moving the guitar.


They aren't grounded?

That's weird.

TS, check the jack like Jenny says .
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#7
no jack is fine, no cutting in and out. i had that prob with my last ibanez.

would it hurt the amp to try what i said with the mp3 player or notebook?
#8
when i move my guitar around the room it lessens, its almost like feedback but in a not so nice way. even on clean it hums.
#9
what type of pickups in ur guitar?

your cube's plug is a 2 prong right?

you might need an adapter, or to shield ur guitar.

try moving the amp to a different room.
Jenneh

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#10
hi jen

just crap strat copy pups. i think they are the problem as the hum only occurs when i have the selector on 1 or 5. the magnets might have come loose. will open it up and have a look.
#11
It probably isn't shielded?

If it isn't, you can do it yourself.
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#12
It just started doing this recently?

sounds like a ground opening..could be a bad solder joint.
Open up the cube and your guitar and check the ground wire on both.

The Cube amps are only 2 prong cords.
#13
well the fact that the cube amps are two prong probably doesnt help.

and 2 and 4 spots on a strat selector, are the one where you have 2 single coils on at once. so with 60 cycle hum, those are the positions that give you the least hum.

shielding it will help a lot.

and if it stops when you touch metal on the guitar then it's a ground.

a new cable might also cut down on hum.

in addition to plugging into a new room like i think i suggested up there somewhere.
Jenneh

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