Hi. I just registered here. I posted on the old board as "SonnyBoy."
I mounted a stratocaster pickup into the soundhole of my acoustic guitar, it works, but the hum is very loud, too loud for the guitar to be of any use.
The pickup hums the same way when it is taken out of the body of the guitar, which means it's not only because of the hollowness.
What can help this?
1) will somehow grounding the strings help? This will take some work so If it won't help, I'm not going to do it.
2) Will putting a pickguard on the soundhole and cover up the hole around the pickup help with excess feedback? I don't think this will do anything for the hum.
Does anyone have any ideas? I'm worried that the hollowness of the acoustic guitar is just not meant for mounting pickups on, especially stratocaster single coils, which are noisy already.
The hum goes away when I put in a humbucker AND touch any part of the pot or ground wire. If I decide to put in this humbucker and ground the strings, the hum will still be there when I'm not touching the strings. I could live with this if there's not a way to make the single coil work, which is what I really want.
I'd appreciate any advice.
Last Edit: Jun 5, 2005 18:01:35 GMT -5 by SteelBlues