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 Post Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:43 am 
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Hi All, my new RIC 360/6 is amazing apart from one small issue. With both pickups turned all the way down in either pickup selection, i'm getting hum and some of the sound of the pickups (eg guitar strummed) coming through my amp. Also the hum is less when the strings or bridge is touched.

Any suggestions to the cause?


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 Post subject: Re: Sound through amp with both volumes down..
 Post Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:02 pm 
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Does this happened when the guitar is plugging into both jacks? or just the standard jack?


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 Post Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:03 pm 
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Matt B 360/6 FireGlo wrote:
Hi All, my new RIC 360/6 is amazing apart from one small issue. With both pickups turned all the way down in either pickup selection, i'm getting hum and some of the sound of the pickups (eg guitar strummed) coming through my amp. Also the hum is less when the strings or bridge is touched.

Any suggestions to the cause?

All of my guitars don't actually cease all sound once they're turned down; I press my Boss tuner if I want to stop ALL noise. ;)

It doesn't sound like it affects your actual playing or tone, so why worry? 8-) Enjoy that Ric!


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 Post subject: Re: Sound through amp with both volumes down..
 Post Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:57 am 
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callumleemiddleton wrote:
Does this happened when the guitar is plugging into both jacks? or just the standard jack?


Yes the Mono only or the Stereo R.O.S. outputs.


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 Post subject: Re: Sound through amp with both volumes down..
 Post Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:06 am 
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Ain'tGotNoPokemon wrote:
Matt B 360/6 FireGlo wrote:
Hi All, my new RIC 360/6 is amazing apart from one small issue. With both pickups turned all the way down in either pickup selection, i'm getting hum and some of the sound of the pickups (eg guitar strummed) coming through my amp. Also the hum is less when the strings or bridge is touched.

Any suggestions to the cause?

All of my guitars don't actually cease all sound once they're turned down; I press my Boss tuner if I want to stop ALL noise. ;)

It doesn't sound like it affects your actual playing or tone, so why worry? 8-) Enjoy that Ric!


Do you mean guitars other than your RIC's, or are they all Rickenbackers?
I do pride myself on being silent when i'm not playing (as well as my guitars LOL)
I'd like to find a mod to try to elleviate the hum when the volume is lowered also. I sometimes like to set up a good crunch sound on my amp then I lower the volume (which induces hum in the output on my 360) to clean up the sound.
Obviously this will effect things when I record (either DI'd through a PODX3 Pro rack unit or justplain old Mic'ing up.

I do have a Korg DTR2000 rack tuner and I did as you do and mute the output. I could use a footswitch to mute... but this is a last resort. I usually just press mute on the tuner just to tune.


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 Post subject: Re: Sound through amp with both volumes down..
 Post Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:10 am 
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Just heard from the uk distributor. It seems it is the daisychaining of the earthing on the pots (dry joint I guess). I'm sending it back to the supplier and they're going to sort it out for me. I'll update on this when I here back from them, or when I get "her" back.


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 Post Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:20 am 
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Matt B 360/6 FireGlo wrote:
Ain'tGotNoPokemon wrote:
Matt B 360/6 FireGlo wrote:
Hi All, my new RIC 360/6 is amazing apart from one small issue. With both pickups turned all the way down in either pickup selection, i'm getting hum and some of the sound of the pickups (eg guitar strummed) coming through my amp. Also the hum is less when the strings or bridge is touched.

Any suggestions to the cause?

All of my guitars don't actually cease all sound once they're turned down; I press my Boss tuner if I want to stop ALL noise. ;)

It doesn't sound like it affects your actual playing or tone, so why worry? 8-) Enjoy that Ric!


Do you mean guitars other than your RIC's, or are they all Rickenbackers?
I do pride myself on being silent when i'm not playing (as well as my guitars LOL)
I'd like to find a mod to try to elleviate the hum when the volume is lowered also. I sometimes like to set up a good crunch sound on my amp then I lower the volume (which induces hum in the output on my 360) to clean up the sound.
Obviously this will effect things when I record (either DI'd through a PODX3 Pro rack unit or justplain old Mic'ing up.

I do have a Korg DTR2000 rack tuner and I did as you do and mute the output. I could use a footswitch to mute... but this is a last resort. I usually just press mute on the tuner just to tune.


This is with any of my guitars, including my prized '76 LP.

Basically, based on what you have said, you're wanting a Noise Reduction pedal or unit of some sort, which eliminates all noise when you're not playing.


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 Post subject: Re: Sound through amp with both volumes down..
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:52 pm 
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A bad ground in the wiring harness can allow sound to come through as described. Most likely a cold solder joint, or a broken ground lead altogether. I just went through this with my 4003.


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