Martin DC-16RTGE with Aura HUMMING!!!

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  1. nate_johnson17

    nate_johnson17 Member

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    I plugged in my Martin with the Fishman Aura yesterday and I am getting a TERRIBLE humming noise. If I touch the plug-in jack it gets much better. But when I touch the strings it gets worse. Bad ground? Anyone know how I can fix this? It is a 2005 so I don't know if there is any warranty left. Thanks for the help guys!
     
  2. nate_johnson17

    nate_johnson17 Member

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    Anyone have any ideas???
     
  3. Tbone135

    Tbone135 Member

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    I have one of those, but have never had that happen. Are you plugging it into a DI box? If so, try the ground loop switch. If not the DI, then you probably have a loose ground wire in the guitar.

    Also, if you're the original owner of the Martin you have a lifetime guarantee. I'm assuming that includes the electronics.
     
  4. in a little row

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    make sure the battery is properly seated as well...bad hot or grd connection will do this



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  5. walterw

    walterw Gold Supporting Member

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    a damaged pickup element will do this. lift out the saddle and look at the pickup itself. is the foil wrap torn anywhere? if so, it's time to replace the pickup.
     
  6. humbuster

    humbuster Senior Member

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    Teach it the words.
     
  7. Bob V

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    Before it starts to whistle.
     

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