Join Date: Dec 2005
Hum problem! Help!
I just replaced the bridge pickup in my Kramer with a JB, and everything works fine, except one thing: I am getting a pretty noticeable hum whenever my hand is not on the strings or on the controls/bridge. All of my guitars have this to a very slight degree, but with this Kramer, it is far more noticeable.
I have checked for ground loops and I have rewired everything twice. I've also wired each pickup individually to the output jack, as to bypass the volume pot, switches (etc.), yet I still get this annoying hum. I know it is not the pickup itself, as the hum also occurs with the neck pickup isolated. I've also used a multimeter to check continuity between the connections. Everything is fine.
Is this just a matter of poor shielding inside the guitar? If that were the case, I find that odd, as a few of my other guitars aren't shielded, and they are fine.
Any help would be appreciated.