hi guys, just needed some advise. I have an accoustic guitar(samick). now what really happens is when I increase the tone, there is a loud hummin sound it only goes after I bring it to the minimum. I gave it to the repair man he says change the tone circuit. any ideas[Thanks......tony
what kind of hum? is it an electric hum or possibly the strings buzing on the frets? if an electric hum, then the electrics may need cleaning, if it's an older guitar or hass been in a dusty area. let us know what kind of hum it is. also, what "tone" do you mean? the EQ slide controls or a volume knob or what?
It could also be from the fact that it is an acoustic which is a big sound chamber. My father-in-law has a Takamine that does the same thing. You don't even have to play and it will make a low humming sound due to feedback in to the pickup from the hollowness of the guitar.
Post by StratLover on May 23, 2005 18:40:11 GMT -5
I really don't think you have a real problem with your guitar per-say. As "ErikH" stated, the sound chamber has a lot to do with your dilemma.
The reason being, if you are playing in a semi-confined area you are 100 times more suseptable to feedback on an electric acoustic instrument than a full out electric.
This is due in part to the huge sound chamber combined with the active pickup within the huge cavern of said sound chamber.
Bridge configured pickups are a little better, but still suffer from the same anomily.
You really need to experiment with the volume control on your guitar and amp in concert with each other and try to put a little more distance between your guitar and your amp.<---------------------------->It is sometimes a tricky thing to do, so be patient and raise the amp volume little bits at a time while keeping the volume on your guitar at about "7". You want to be able to roll on a little bit of volume on your guitar, just enough to be able to mix. ;D
Let us know if this little bit of advice works out for you.
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