Odd noise started coming from a pickup.

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by GuitarInnovations, Jan 18, 2020.

  1. GuitarInnovations

    GuitarInnovations Member

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    So I loaded up a couple of pickups months ago into a guitar with a three way strat switch and a master volume and master tone. Everything worked great for months.

    Then all of a sudden the neck pickup started to crackle with certain bass frequencies. It isn't continual, it's only with certain notes.

    What could cause this?
     
  2. Mark Robinson

    Mark Robinson Gold Supporting Member

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    Check for iron filings magnetically adhered to the pickup, from steel wool work on the fretboard.
     
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  3. Dan40

    Dan40 Supporting Member

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    Possible cold solder joint at the switch?
     

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