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Pick up cutting out on guitar

Buzzing and intermediate cut out when plugged into amp. tried different leads but problem still there.

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If you've tried different leads and the problem still exists, then the problem is probably in the guitar; could be a a bad pickup, or bad tone control, or loose wire on the jack. I suggest you have it looked at by a reputable music shop that does repair work.

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I`ve just bought a new Fender Telecaster Deluxe. When I plug it into my amp there`s a slight hissing hum. When I touch the strings it stops. I`ve tried it through a different amp & changed leads so


you may have a ground loop problem and when you touch the strings you complete the ground loop so the noise dissapears. make sure the amp is plugged into a proper grounded outlet. also there is an aftermarket ground plate that goes under the pick guard. that is what I put on mine to cut the emf way down. if you bought the guitar from a dealer take it back to the store and ask them why you are getting so much noise.

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Hi, when using the gain control on my amp I get a buzz and an 'osilating' sound. I've tried several guitars and leads but still the same problem, any suggestions?


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If the amp is working, then most of the time the buzz is given by a bad grounding. Test the amp using different wall sockets, and possibly test it in a different home (there may be an earthing problem with the home network). If the problem goes away, then it was the wall socket or the home power network. If the buzzing is still there the problem is with the amp. Check the earth connection at power cord and psu and test the amplifier's PSU components. Check also the audio connections inside the amp (the back of the female jack input sockets). A small contact in there will result in a loud buzz.

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faulty lead? when the lead is plugged in turn the amp distortion on (may be called 'gain') and when you tap the end that goes into the guitar with your finger you should hear a buzz. try another lead if not, and if it still doesn't work make sure that volume is up on the amp and the guitar. there may also be a knob in the back of the amp, turn that up too (but not all the way or when you do get it working you'll blow the speakers out).

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If I strum harder on my guitar a buzzing noise comes out of the amp. Also every sound I try on the amp sounds very twangy and painful to the ears. I use an overdrive pedal with it, but every setting is...


If you don't want distortion, get rid of the overdrive pedal... Twangy USUALLY comes from the GUITAR and NOT the amp... test it on a different amp to decide... Buzzing CAN be caused by "fret buzz" which is due to IMPROPER guitar setup such as neck bend and string height.
Start using ONLY clean channel on the amp and NO reverb. If you verify that the guitar sounds bad on a different amp, take it in to have it setup properly.

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Buzzing noise when not playing


All amplifiers make a little bit of noise (hiss) but it is normally slight and drowned out by playing. However, assuming that this is not normal system hiss, here are a few simple steps to try and locate the source of the problem by process of elimination.
  1. SAFETY FIRST - a common cause of a humming or buzzing sound can be a lack of earth (grounding) on the mains supply. With a 240volt AC supply this hum will be at 50hz (in the UK) - frequency may vary in other countries but should be similar. Check the earth first because of risk of electric shock. Until you are satisfied that this is not the cause of the problem DO NOT touch any metal parts of the amp. Remove the mains lead and try a different one. Try plugging the amp into a different mains outlet socket (preferably one on a completely different circuit).
  2. Turn off other electrical equipment in the vicinity that may be causing interference. Move the amp a bit, try rotating it by 90 degrees to change relationship to things like mains electric cables in the floor.
  3. If you are using the line-out socket to give a feed to a mixer, slave amp or p.a. system unplug this. Sometimes double earthing (through the mains lead of your amp AND the mains lead of the MIXER / PA) will cause an 'earth loop' due to a different resistance at each end. Putting a DI box with an 'earth lift' in between may eliminate this problem. Alternatively there are little gadgets you can buy to do this (I found one intended for car audio systems on Amazon that works very well)
  4. Unplug any instrument leads - to eliminate possibilities of interference affecting cables, effects pedals or guitar pick-ups. Also unplug the foot-switch.
  5. If that stops it plug a lead in without a guitar on the other end - does the noise return? If yes change the lead. If no plug the guitar in.
  6. Try moving the guitar in relation to the amp (turn it around 90 or 180 degrees) - this will be pick-up to amp power supply interference.
  7. Does the sound get better or worse if you touch metal parts of the guitar with your hand? This may be a screening issue within the lead or the guitar itself.
  8. Try turning all the individual channel tone and gain controls to zero, turn off any effects on the amp panel. If that eliminates it only turn up the controls on channels that you are actually using.

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Is it the amp for sure? You need to try these things first :

Plug your guitar and lead into another amp. Does it buzz?
If so, Change the guitar lead with a NEW ONE.
Still Buzzing? Your guitar needs attention.

Ok so if it's not noisy in another amp, turn on your fender with nothing plugged in. It should be silent? Is it? If not, check to make sure no ones messed with the earth lift switch.
Next, you should try it off a different ring main. If you have upstairs sockets and downstairs sockets, they should be (but not always) on a different ring main. Try it? If you live in a flat for example, or are unsure, try it round a mates house. If it's noisy off one ring and not on the other, you have some mains interference from something else plugged into the ring main and it's not your Amp.

Is it still noisy?

Well so far, I'm hoping you have been using it all Clean and direct with NO FX Pedals and such like. These thigs can add numerous buzzes and hums to any rig. Again break it down, try each one by one until you get the rid of the buzz.

If after all this, your Fender is still being noisy, you can safely take it to your nearest music store to get it repaired without feeling like a plonker :-)

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You may have a switch with 2 settings somewhere on your amp - one for active and one for passive. try changing that.

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