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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-17-2001, 01:59 AM Thread Starter
 
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hum problem - w/ PAF pros

I was wondering if anyone could offer some advice about these two problems with my '89 VBK. *

1. The neck humbucker hums a lot more than the other pups, even the single coil. *Positions 1 and 2 hum like crazy, while the others are fine. *I popped off the pickguard, and all of the connections were solid and correct according to the schematic. *What's the deal? *Bad pickup?

also,

2. *The tone knob affects the tone on the bridge and middle pups just as you'd expect; however, on the neck humbucker, it seems to be a sort of gain rolloff. *Could this be due to the humming problem or what?

any ideas are welcome.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-17-2001, 04:29 AM
 
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Pickups do short out, although it's not really common. Considering that your guitar is almost 13 years old, it's not impossible that your pickup just ate it.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-17-2001, 10:06 PM
 
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The PAF Pro has Alnico magnets & they hum more than ceramic magnets in high distortion circumstances, I've noticed. What's in the bridge position?
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-18-2001, 04:14 AM Thread Starter
 
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I've got the stock PAF pro in the bridge also. *I've been considering the DiMarzio Hum from Hell and the Tone Zone. *This may be a good time to consider a switch...
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