Post by teddiestrat on May 10, 2010 16:38:59 GMT -5
hey guys, I have a huge problem and would like some help. I recently fitted a set of Lace sensor hot golds to my squire, i tested it and worked OK. then i decided to fit a push/pull pot to get N/B in to play, so while i was doing this i fitted a new set of 500k A pots and a new 47 pico farad Capacitor. Now here is where the fun starts. All lines test perfect on the ohmmeter, but when i plug in to my Super champ XD and my friends line 6 spider i get a weird feedback. any movement of the tone pots feedback at any setting other than 0. volume at full different feedback than volume at 1-9 lead is fine amp is new I'm really stumped by this and could really use some insight if anybody has any clue. thanks guys
I'm stumped, too. At first, I thought "too close to the strings" with the new pickups, but then I re-read it. Since you indicate it was working before adding the P/P pot, I don't have an explanation for why that change alone should make a difference, assuming it's wired properly.
Please post what you did to rewire it, via diagram and/or close-up photos, and maybe we'll see something amiss. Failing that, you may have to go back to the original configuration (before adding the P/P), ensure that it's good there, and then work forward to reinstall it.
On top of what was requested above, please also post some definition of the word "feedback". A soundclip would help quite a bit, but just a few (more) words to describe what you're hearing could help a lot.
Many people will use the word "feedback" when they mean "noise".
Noise can manifest as a humming or buzzing or hissing sound. It can sometimes seem to have a note of its own, but is almost always there (when a real problem) both when playing and when not. It (when a real problem) comes from uncorrelated EM radiation bombarding - and being amplified by - the circuit.
Feedback is when one or another part of the system is "picking itself up" - amplifying and then reproducing (and then amplifying again...) the same signal. This will be a squeal or howl or a ringing kind of sound, and is usually not so noticeable when you're playing.
Also, does touching the strings or other metal parts make a difference.
Post by teddiestrat on May 11, 2010 11:18:31 GMT -5
the diagram was a standard Strat wiring. since im an aircraft technician i worked out the P/P switch myself. i have a couple of images and a sound file or two to upload. the problem has changed slightly today. the noise is now mostly in the neck pick up.
since i seem not to be able to post the images i will email them
Images are directly supported by the Forum's software, but for sound clips, it's a bit different. You'll need to post them elsewhere and simply link to them as if they were a webpage. The person reading your post then clicks the link, and hears the sound file.
If I'm not mistaken, soundclick.com is one site where you can do this..... but since I don't do audio myself, I could be mistaken about that website name. I'm sure others here will correct me if I'm wrong, and give you the correct name.
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Post by teddiestrat on May 13, 2010 16:24:02 GMT -5
ok so i have fixed the humming was a stupid solder joint. but...... now the tone is acting more like a volume knob. But i will sort that problem tomorrow today i just want to play it and see how the pups sound