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 Post subject: problem with hum?
 Post Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2005 12:39 am 
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Ok got to jam with my new 4003 and it has a loud hum when turned above 3 on any amp I tried what's the deal is this normal ?
I did remove my pickup guard but put the ground back..
any info ?
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 Post subject: Re: problem with hum?
 Post Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2005 12:54 am 
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Did it happen with each pickup soloed?

Are you sure you didn't use a bad guitar cable?
There could have been another interfering / noise generating condition exiting. Was this at home, a gig, or a studio?

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cable was good tried 4 of them at home and in the studio
used both pick ups . just checked ground it's fine..
I did use two ashdown heads the 300 and the 180 ?
when in the low jack less of a buzz. now the ground is between the spring and the pickup cover ?
we we are playing it's fine


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 Post subject: Re: problem with hum?
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With the pickup cover removed, the ground should be between the spring and the pickup surround plate.

Are you using any effects in between your bass and amp?

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cool ground is in place and no effects..
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 Post subject: Re: problem with hum?
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Where you getting this hum before you removed the cover?

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Where you getting this hum before you renoved the cover?

you no i never played at that volume before i removed it .


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 Post subject: Re: problem with hum?
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It could be possible that you tugged on a ground wire when you removed the pickup cover.

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Is this a little hum, or is it excessive?
I was wondering if you've had any previous experience with a bass or guitar with single coil pickups.

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 Post subject: Re: problem with hum?
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problem with hum ... dude ... learn the words ... ok ... bad joke ...

the 4003 has single coil pickups ... they are not humbuckers ... they will have noise ... it depends on where you play ... most of the time my single coil pickup basses are fine ... but one place I play has a dimmer switch for the overhaed lights ... every single guitar and bass with single coils hums in that environment ... so when I play there I use a bass with humbuckers or I run through a noise gate ...

humbuckers are quieter and fuller sounding ... single coils are noiser but they have a cool sound ... more treble bite ... a more raw edgy sound ... the 60s jangley toaster sound is a single coil sound ... there are 2 kinds of humbuckers parallel and series ... parallel is like a jazz bass when both pickups are on full volume ... a smooth clean sound ... series is a fat growlly sound like a p-bass ... ric hb1 and hb2 humbuckers are dual rail, dual coil series humbuckers ... they have a nice growl ...

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