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Loud Hum on my Electric Guitar – Fixed

A problem that I have had since I bought my Yamaha Pacifica guitar many years ago is a loud mains hum when I plug it into my Fender amplifier. As the amplifier was new, but the guitar was a used one, I always suspected the guitar.

A friend tried my amplifier with his Fender Stratocaster and it was perfectly quiet, which confirmed that the guitar was at fault. Maybe that’s the reason why the previous owner sold it?

Having taken up the guitar again, to learn and practice alongside my son, I find the loud hum particularly annoying. I have to keep the volume down to such a level that it is less noticeable. Not an ideal solution.

So with the help of Google and Yahoo! Answers, I found a potential fix for the problem. It all pointed to a bad earth connection somewhere in the guitar.
So, being [Read more…]

May 30, 2012 В· Phil Rogers В· No Comments
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