static problem when recording !

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  1. JoeBob

    JoeBob Supporting Member

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    Hi

    I'm having problem laying down guitar tracks lately.
    With my tele's and strats, no problem with humbuckers.

    When i move my picking hand over the stings you can clearly hear static
    through the pickups. It make a lot of tracks unusable !!!

    Any idea how to handle that ?

    Thx
     
  2. 69strat

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    Probably static electricity... Happens more in winter..
     
  3. loudboy

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    It's a problem with a certain era Fender pickguard material.

    Rub the pickguard with a dryer sheet.

    Not kidding.
     
  4. JimGtr

    JimGtr Gold Supporting Member

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    Does your pinky rest on the pickguard? Happened to me at a session once with a strat so I covered that part of the pickguard with electrical tape. It worked and actually I haven't removed it since. Don't know if it will leave a residue or damage anything so proceed at your own risk.

    EDIT: Just saw loudboy's post. Dryer sheet is definitely better than electrical tape! :)
     
  5. JoeBob

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    I believe you... the strat is a '72 and the tele's are 72 and 73...

    I'll try that, thx !!!
     
  6. JoeBob

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    No pinky involve... i'll try both.
    Electric tape might look better live than rubbing the
    pick guard with dryer sheet in between songs !!! :rotflmao
     
  7. gtrnstuff

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    Dryer sheet worked for a session bass player here.
     

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