ebassist dot com  ebassist dot com...
 
 

Go Back   ebassist dot com > stuff... > the best of ebassist...

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-19-2011, 07:43 PM   #1
b-bottom
Senior Member
 
b-bottom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 7,310
Grounding issue

So I just wired up the fakenbacker with a pre-wired harness and for some reason whenever I touch the outside of the neck pickup it hums like a mofo.

I have that pup grounded to the bridge and whenever I touch the bridge the same thing happens.... lots of hum.


What is the best way to correct this?
__________________
Originally posted by Burdizzos- What's the difference between B-Bottom and a Dildo?
A dildo was good enough to be in Phoenix Rizin'

NEVER TRUST A BIG BUTT AND A SMILE

Hudson Hawk > Donnie Darko

Bands
Mass Driver

Appalachian Surf Team
b-bottom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2011, 07:48 PM   #2
tommorichards
As Above
 
tommorichards's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Liverpool
Posts: 1,329
play in a Faraday cage.
__________________
Stagg Fusion Heavily modded
Heavily Modded p bass copy

Some effects pedals and units

Ashdown Perfect 10


"Q: If it's not harmful why do you print “Do not eat” on the package

A: Because it's not food."
tommorichards is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2011, 08:29 PM   #3
GUTTERMOUTH
The yeast better rise...
 
GUTTERMOUTH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Halfway between crazy and dead.
Posts: 3,824
sounds like you probably have your ground/signal wires reversed somewhere.
__________________
Resistance may be futile but capacitance has potential
GUTTERMOUTH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2011, 08:34 PM   #4
b-bottom
Senior Member
 
b-bottom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 7,310
Quote:
GUTTERMOUTH said... View Post
sounds like you probably have your ground/signal wires reversed somewhere.
I'll try switching the wires around to see if that does anything. thanks dude
b-bottom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2011, 12:33 AM   #5
GUTTERMOUTH
The yeast better rise...
 
GUTTERMOUTH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Halfway between crazy and dead.
Posts: 3,824
no problemo mang - you might check the wires at the jack. i've had a few instruments across the bench that exhibited those issues where it was just a reversed wire at the jack.
GUTTERMOUTH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2011, 07:38 AM   #6
b-bottom
Senior Member
 
b-bottom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 7,310
Quote:
GUTTERMOUTH said... View Post
no problemo mang - you might check the wires at the jack. i've had a few instruments across the bench that exhibited those issues where it was just a reversed wire at the jack.
will do.
b-bottom is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:53 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.