#1
Hey gang, I've been having what is I'm pretty sure a common problem. Nearly every time I go to play my electric guitar I'm picking up radio stations on my amp. I had thought that this was due to my crappy guitar cable. So I went and bought a shielded cable. However, I'm still getting radio signals coming through my amp. So here's my question, is there any other reason why this might be happening, and if so what can I do about it?
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#2
pick ups? some are so strong they can pick up whale songs.

but seriously, it could be the proximity to the transmitting station, it could actually be your pick ups, or something else we just dont know.
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#3
I hear about this problem alot but other than shielding and grounding your guitar real well I have yet to hear a fix for it really...

is the amp still picking up radio when the guitar is not plugged in?
if so you need to shield the pickups with copper tape and solder them all to ground.

http://www.mcmaster.com/ item 76555A711 should work well.
its a tough product to get wire and solder onto so be sure your have fairly good soldering skills.
#4
Try something simple like moving your amp to a different place in your room or to a different room all together. I used to get a radio signal through my old starter amp, but it had to be in just the right spot to do it.
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#5
maybe shield your room with copper tape or shielding paint???

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#6
^That's a good solution. Paint your whole house with shielding paint. That'll solve all your problems with unwanted (and even wanted) radio signals.
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#7
yea. but you can't use wireless stuff can u? lol.

but if you make a big room with sound proofing, no flourescent lights, shielding paint you'll have a super silent insane sound quality room all to yourself.

expect $100,000.
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#8
I'd be willing to sacrifice the use of all things wireless. No more cell phones, radios, etc. But you wont hear unwanted junk coming through amp. The super silent insane sound quality room would be awesome, though.
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#9
^it's called a quality studio with no recording equipment.
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#10
Yeah, that great room would be useless if you couldn't afford to put any gear inside. But i think maybe we've hijacked this thread with useless spam. Sorry, TS.....
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#11
this not useless at all. he can use this info to make his quality room to play guitar without hum.
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#12
Toshay....
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#13
lol was this a little bit too far? i needa work on my EE homework. driving me nuts with these crazy circuits. with only a current source and lots of resistors.
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