Hi.. after solved my bad buzzing problem by changing the guitar cord now i can hear clearly! and actually i found some more problem.. Here's the soundclip: http://soundcloud.com/slianto/guitar-or-amp-noise I heard a loud picking sound coming through the amp ( a new amp, roland cube 20xl). and an used strat vintage CIJ. (texas pickup maybe) it's even louder when i increase the volume, on a clean sound i still can hear it loud, but not as loud as with high gain+distortion. Actually i think it's not picking sound itself, because the sound's like when the pick is 'make contact' or 'touching' the string before picking, that's why i heard this before the notes itself. Every note. so if i play 5 notes, i heard 5 pick sounds. I search everywhere, and try some alternative like use a thicker pick, decrease the treble, gain, but still the same. and I guess it's not the picking technique, i try all the angles, try gently picking, etc. but the noise is coming when my pick/nail make contact with the string (not grounding noise). it's like "cloc cloc cloc" if i turn the treble/gain down then the picking sound become more dull but still loud out there like "blugh blugh blugh". I feels like the pickup/amp is super sensitive catching all the sound. I try this: i completely muted the string with my left hand and touch the edge of my pick on the string, it's making contact/touch sound coming though the amp, almost the same sound i heard when i picking. So once again..it's not about the picking, it's when the pick/nail is touching the strings. I try all 5 switch position but it's the same. very loud with high gain+distortion it's about the notes sound:60%, picking/touching sound:40%. The question is, the problem is my guitar?or my amp? I have no another guitar or amp, so i can't figured it yet. Pls kindly help.. thanks.