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  1. Pickups & wiring
    Looking for possible reasons for the buzz after a pickup swap, can you help? So my buddy is unhappy with the sound that his bridge pickup puts out, and I offer to do the swap-out mod. He shows up with a 2003 Korean Schecter contour-top with a Duncan Designed H-H config, with 1 Pull/Push pot, 1...
  2. Pickups & wiring
    Hello everyone, It's been a long time since I have posted on these forums, so what better way to dust off the old account by posting a thread? Anyways, I recently acquired an Ibanez RT140 second hand and decided that I needed to change out the pickups. I decided to go one at a time since it...
  3. Pickups & wiring
    From time to time questions pop up about buzz and hum coming from guitars and how to track down and fix the problem. To help out I thought I’d make a guide discussing common problems and how to find the solution. Since it goes along with this subject I’ll also talk about 60 cycle hum and...
  4. Pickups & wiring
    Hi, I just finished installing the Liquifire7/CrunchLab7 combo into my Sterling JP70 7-string with a push-pull pot to enable splitting of the PUs. I noticed when I switch on the bridge HB/CrunchLab (in humbucker mode, ie not split) there is a very soft humming noise coming from the amp which...
  5. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi, Just got my RG550 yesterday..havent got around to remove the pickguard to check the insides. at the back, one wire soldered to the claw (i assume is the ground?). so, read some posts on shielding and this might be the way for me. in my case, the pups humming is very minimum so i'm not...
  6. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Hi guys, I'm in the middle of building my own pedal board and so far it is going great, today i got all my effects pedals out and put them in a chain as follows going into my Bugera 333 Infinium head. Boss tuner - Morley bad horsie - Biyang x drive - imput of amp Biyang aqua chours - Digitech...
  7. Pickups & wiring
    Guys, Just starting building my first Ibanez Jem and so far its been as challenging as I expect. First time I wired it up the hum coming from my new Evo2 pickups was terrible. I checked all the soldering and it was perfect, disconnected all the pickups and realised that the hum was in fact...
  8. Pickups & wiring
    *EDIT* Actually, after further inspection, I think that my SG's hum is not too much greater than my Ibanez. While it is more, I suspect it is due to my ibanez pick ups (evo 2) being hotter, or maybe just better quality? I guess I never realized my how much my hum Ibanez had as well until I...
  9. Pickups & wiring
    Hello, I have installed the EMG 81 and 85 on my Jackson Randy Rhoads 3, but I'm getting buzz, I think its from the grounding things as I read through the internet. So witch wires should I ground and everything? Please help me and explain it to me cuz I don't understand in these things so much...
  10. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Hi everyone, I come to you for help! I picked up a Visual Sound One Spot today after reading on several different threads of how people thought it was great value and worked fine. However, when I plug it in, I get a lot of humming and noise if I move my hand near the pickup I'm using. This...
  11. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hello. I finally got some Area pickups for my FrankenRG: http://www.jemsite.com/forums/f21/frankenrg-extreme-makeover-rg-edition-96267.html I had regular single coils in there in a RWRP configuration. Anyways, there is always a slight buzz when the single coils are used, but it goes away when...
  12. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    So my brother bought a DD3 today and we plugged it into the FX loop but the amp starts making a hum/buzz......is that normal? Maybe we're plugging it in wrong? Do we put a NS-2 in front of it or something? We're kinda new to the whole FX loop thing so help would be appreciated. Amp is a...
  13. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hey guys, I just become the owner of a 2002 era RG3120vv. It's in pretty good shape and will surely give me long nights of pleasure (oh yeah ahah). However I have 2 little questions regarding the neck. I also have some maintenance problems with the guitar that will write down below. I could...
  14. Pickups & wiring
    hi guys, hope i will find some help on this board. I installed the EMG 81/85 combo in my Ibanez s540 LTD (1998). i use the ZW-Set and it seems to be very easy to install. The most componets are to plug and only the toggle switch and the jack is for soldering. Last weekend i did this conversion...
  15. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Debating on what, if any, power conditioner to pick up. It seems that my list of gear is growing larger and I've noticed some unwanted hum lately. What are your thoughts on power conditioners and which ones would fit what I need? Right now I have my amp head, an effects unit, and a few pedals...
  16. Pickups & wiring
    I bought a Paf Pro/36th Anniversary neck/superswitch combo, and wired them up as per this diagram without problems: at dimarzio.com/media/diagrams/E.pdf However, after finishing I was getting a hum when I touched the pickup switch or pickups. I resoldered all the grounds, bought a multimeter...
  17. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Has anyone tried making their own BPSSC? Seems simple enough for someone with a little knowledge about making pickups... I have none. The price is prohibitive for me right now and it seems overpriced anyway. I have a friend who makes pedals and kit amps who could probably help me out but I'd...
  18. Pickups & wiring
    Has anyone tried making their own BPSSC? Seems simple enough for someone with a little knowledge about making pickups... I have none. The price is prohibitive for me right now and it seems overpriced anyway. I have a friend who makes pedals and kit amps who could probably help me out but I'd...
  19. Pickups & wiring
    I just converted a squire strat to an HH guitar with two seymour duncan humbuckers. When I plug in the thing hums louder than any single coil guitar I have. What's going on?
  20. Pickups & wiring
    I have an Epiphone with humbuckers. Just put new pickups in it. Two volumes and one spin-a-split (coil tap using a pot) for the bridge pickup. No tones and no other pot wired to the neck. Also a 3 way. I have buzzing that goes away when I touch the cavity paint or the jack. All components are...
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