My Jackson guitar is humming so loud you can barely hear the strings when I play. A little exagerated maybe but when you are an unskilled electrician like me then you know my frustration.
It seems like I have a grounding problem. If i touch the strings or the volume control knobs the hum gets louder. I also have a loose black wire that runs from the volume control knob but doesn't connect to anything else. Also, the two black wires from the pick ups don't seem to be connected to anything. I tried soldering the loose black wire to one of the unconnected black wires but still no improvement. Still hums. The pick ups still play fine but the humming is unbearable. Can someone help?
It cant be right to have all those loose wires!, what happened to the guitar? it doesnt sound like factory wiring.
Assuming you have Jackson pickups, it seems that the two black wires from the pickups should go to ground, ie what ever is connected to the outer connection of the jack, which may be the back of the Volume pot.
The loose black wire for the volume pot might need to go to the bridge