Hi, can a worn or faulty volume/tone potentiometer (or whatever you wanna call them) cause a guitar to hum when I don't touch it (the humming stops as soon as I touch anything metal on the guitar)?
I will do, any clues to which it may be or could it be any? Could the loose wire actually be on/in my pickup rather than nearer the pickup selector (meaning I would have to remove the pickups to get at it)? I've noticed if I move a certain group of wires the hum increases- this supports the earthing problem suggestion right?
you have a multiple ground loop problem.happens in alot of guitars.look into copper shielding tape,or metal conductive tape.just yesterday i coated the entire pickup cavity and the back of the pickguard on my rg350dx, because i was putting in an evo in the bridge, and that guitar used to hum like a cheap whore..worked great with aluminum tape i got from the depot,they use it to wrap ductwork.the next step would be to eliminate the ground loop prob.if theres alot of grounds going to a single pot, re-route a few to anither, or to the spring retainer.hopw this works for ya