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I get static pops when playing my new Gretsch G5120. How can this be resolved?

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First verify that OTHER guitars work flawlessly with the same cable and amp.

This is the season of low humidity and static discharges. These are usually reduced by raising humidity to 40% or greater.

Static develops from certain clothing and shoes rubbing and can discharge through the guitar cable as it builds up. If you can shuffle your feet and cause more static, then get some "Staticide" spray to spray on the floor where you perform.

I would NOT modify your guitar due to the value of it unless you find a broken ground wire someplace.

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