#1
Hi all,

I've recently put a GFS pre-wired pickguard into my strat copy, and play at home through a cheap bass amp withiout much of a problem, but was at my teacher's today and tried the guitar in his amp (not sure of the exact make but it's a fairly good amp...) and the interference/noise from the strat meant i had to turn the tone knobs all the way down just to hear myself play!

Any ideas on what could be causing this? I thought humbuckers were supposed to counteract noise??


Cheers, Chris
KCC Strat - GFS Double Fat setup
Godman Les Paul
Fender Acoustic (Strat Neck)
#3
You get what you pay for. Ive never been to impressed with GFS stuff. But bad grounds can create alot of noise.
#4
Well it replaced the stoc pickups on a very cheap chinese guitar - the pots on the back of the original setup were about 1/3 of the size!

I find it hard to believe that a GFS setup would be worse than a £30 chinese copy?!

Could it be a s simple as a misplaced wired at the jack end?
KCC Strat - GFS Double Fat setup
Godman Les Paul
Fender Acoustic (Strat Neck)
#5
Quote by neocaligatio
I find it hard to believe that a GFS setup would be worse than a £30 chinese copy?!


you would be surprised...

If you are good with a soldering pencil and multimeter, try and find out if the grounds are grounded to the back of the pots correctly, and that there are no ground loops.