Originally Posted by neocaster
Try a cleaner power source. Single coil pickups can get louder when they share a supply with "noisy" electronics, things that put 60-cycle noise back on the line like fans, compressors, and fluorescent lights.
I hope the new poster will hang with us, as there's buzz and then there's buzz. The sound I get when I let go of my strings on virtually all my guitars is the same in the primary guitar playing area because of the above factors Neocaster has described. Annoying, sure. Life is full of annoyances.
I'd suggest that the buzz is from the Unrequited Ghost of John Grahm Mellor but I think my sense of humor would not be well understood.