Humbucker humming on vintage 335 PUPs

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by DoctorBob, Apr 27, 2016.

  1. DoctorBob

    DoctorBob Member

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    I have a vintage '63 335 with Pat# PUPs. At last gig in cranked amp had a very loud single-coil like hum that went away if you touched a metal part. Took it to local very good tech as I suspected a grounding issue--he tested it and said all was in order and said must have been the crummy lights etc at the club. But these are hum buckers. Ideas?
     
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    Metal part include strings?
     
  3. Steve Hotra

    Steve Hotra Silver Supporting Member

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    Does it still hum at your home or rehearsal studio?
    If not, it could be that there was not proper grounding at your gig.
    I've never heard a hum with my 1983 335.
     
  4. TANFK

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    In a venue with crappy wiring or lighting its 100% normal. Beware as online you will get tons of advice telling you otherwise... Don't give it a 2nd thought.
     
  5. DoctorBob

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    yep
     
  6. DoctorBob

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    yep
     
  7. Flogger59

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    yep
     
  8. Steve Hotra

    Steve Hotra Silver Supporting Member

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    Doc,
    I think there is an issue with your 335.
    Let us know how to get it fixed.
    Thanks for starting this thread.
    S
     
  9. amphead777

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    Humbuckers back in the day had uneven coils so, they were not 100% hum canceling. Yours maybe an extreme example of this.
     
  10. mc5nrg

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    If touching the strings cuts the noise you are good.
     
  11. TANFK

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    Nope

    Yep

    Yep
     

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