Why is this?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by Texas_Blues, Sep 10, 2006.

  1. Texas_Blues

    Texas_Blues Member

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    I was putting new pickup covers on my strat, aged white. When I put them in there restrung it and everything, when I plug it into my amp I get a buzzing sound (not regular strat buzz) but when I touch my strings it goes away, what is this and how can I fix it?
     
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    Sounds like a bad ground maybe?
     
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    But the thing is I didnt solder anything I just replaced the pup covers one by one, maybe its the screw in ground?
     
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    Or could it be because I raised the pick-ups to much?
     
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    It's still buzzing when I dont touch the strings, tremelo etc..
     
  6. matt5150

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    It sounds like a ground issue.

    Is it possible one of the leads came loose when you disassembled the guitar?

    Do you have a soldering iron?

    Matt
     
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    No I dont have a soldering iron, also I checked the tremelo ground, its soldered would it be the one with the screw? Or could it be to the input jack etc...
     
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    Sounds like the sheilding of the pickups need grounding..
    if you have new covers with sheilding, make sure the sheilding if any, is conected to ground, look at the old PU covers any dif? if so could be your old PU covers where better...
     
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    I found this too and I'm wondering if the old vintage ones I had on it had some lead in them. :) Mind you, I changed the pickguard to one with far less shielding so that's probably the culprit. Its amazing the Strat is so popular because I swear people have more issues with them than any other guitar.
     
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    Maybe thats why I put my old ones from my MIM pups in there. Ill check.
     
  11. big mike

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    Could your extremely large and slightly irritating sig be the issue? ;)

    Sounds like you knocked a ground loose.
     
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    MOst LIkely its the sig, also when I try to make it smaller it mess it up makes some words go to the left and vice versa.
     

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