#1
Hi everyone,

I'm new here, and I'm new at the guitar.

Anyway, I just got a korean lite ash strat (w/ seymore duncan pickups)... but there's feedback in the first, middle, and last positions.

Do you know why this is? Did they rip me off in sam ash and gave me a bad guitar? I know it's not the amp, because I got a new amp because of this, but it's still causing the humming sound.....

thanks!

Annie
#2
That's just how single coils are.
AMP:
5150 combo
GSP1101 + Tech 21 PE60

GUITARS:
ESP LTD M-255 w/ SD Full Shred
Kramer Vanguard w/ JE-1000 active preamp
Douglas WF-150sn w/ GFS "Hot Lead" set

EFFECTS:
Bos SD-1 (boost)
AMT DT-2

My Youtube Vids http://youtube.com/user/mogar
#3
Ya that's just what single coils do. To stop that buzzing, set the pickup switch to 2nd or 4th position, which means either between the bridge/middle or neck/middle.
#4
Quote by mogar
That's just how single coils are.



thanks for your reply..... so it's normal and there's nothing wrong with my strat?

sorry for lack of guitar knowledge... what's single coil?
#7
Nope, nothing wrong at all. The hum only really shows when you are using high gain, but just roll back the volume when you aren't playing or between parts in a song. Also, positions 2 and 4 cancel out the hum, so try using those as well.


Single coils are a type of pickup. They are identified by a single row of pole pieces (the little metal things on the pickup, just below each string). A double coil, or "humbucker" as most guitar players call it, is just 2 single coils of opposite polarity wired in series. This is the same as running either position 2 or 4 on your strat, except a humbucker has a slightly different tone (thicker low end and usually higher output).
AMP:
5150 combo
GSP1101 + Tech 21 PE60

GUITARS:
ESP LTD M-255 w/ SD Full Shred
Kramer Vanguard w/ JE-1000 active preamp
Douglas WF-150sn w/ GFS "Hot Lead" set

EFFECTS:
Bos SD-1 (boost)
AMT DT-2

My Youtube Vids http://youtube.com/user/mogar