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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-27-2002, 08:14 AM Thread Starter
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grounding problems?

My RG570EX produces "hum" (or non-grounded noise) at high gain settings when I'm not touching the strings. When I touch the strings at the neck, the noise dissapears and then when I have my both hands on the strings, the noise starts again. My right hand rests in the strings near bridge pu.
I have notices this problem in every guitar I've played (that's not many). Is it so that when a guitar comes out of factory, it's grounding needs to be done again? My RG is brand new..
All the guitar's I've played have had factory setups
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-27-2002, 10:19 AM
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Sounds like just regular hum you get from guitars at hi gain settings..
as far as grounding problems, when you put your hand on the strings you are closing the circut and grounding the guitar with your body, but when you put both hands on them you open the circut again.. some guitars are tricky to do a good grounding job on.. Most guitars have a ground wire running from the electronics to the bridge, relying on your body as a ground.
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