#1
so i just got a fender fv3 electric violin in the mail but when i plug it into my guitar amp theres this bad buzzing like an ungrounded amp but when i turn the volume up on the violin the buzzing volume goes up which makes me think it's the violin. it also goes away when i touch the metal part of the wire at the end. would you guys say this is a problem w/ the violin or the amp or the grounding or what?
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sounds like a shielding problem


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#4
It helps shield the electrical components within the guitar from other frequencies that would produce hum.
#5
it's not shielding, it's a grounding issue. i had the same problem happen with my guitar two weeks ago. I was lucky, the bad wire was right on the input jack. Somewhere there'll be a bad connection in your guitar, just touch up the wiring.
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#6
my friend's does that. a noise gate works for him. it's an issue with all of the cheaper eltric violins. ones that don't do that cost alot more.