March 25th, 2008, 01:12 AM
well my fellow wiring experts--need a little help - got a set of fender vintage noiseless pups - got a buzz in the bridge pup, small buzz middle position and no buz on the neck----what did i miss doing?? checked the schematic--looks ok to me - any suggestions??:roll:
March 25th, 2008, 01:55 AM
i dunno---wierd --- i took the bridge pup out of the callaham bridge plate and when i touch my finger to the ground wire that would touch the bridge plate---its quiet - I put the pup back into the plate--the whole body seems to be like a giant pickup and the damn buzz is back - ahhhhhh help!!!!:confused:
March 25th, 2008, 02:27 AM
Does the ground wire stick up and touch the bridge plate?
Sounds like need to have some space there between the ground wire and the bridge plate.
March 25th, 2008, 02:39 AM
The ground wire has to touch metal thats grounded.
I usually attach a lug to the ground wire and use one of the 3 bridge screws to hold it against the bottom of the bridge plate.
March 25th, 2008, 02:54 AM
yeah --its tight against the bridge plate ----- are the callaham bridge plates coated in something that i may need to scrape off to make a better contact?? im at wits end here:shock:
March 25th, 2008, 03:13 AM
If you're certain the correct wires went to the correct paces from the pickups and everything is grounded corectly I'm running out of ideas. Although once I did make a silly mistake that took me forever to figure out. If you rewired the output jack make sure you wired it correctly. When I did this wrong there was a lot of buzzing and it got worse when you touched the strings or bridge. Let's see, the white or hot wire goes to the lug with a notch on it and the black or ground wire goes to the smooth lug. I may be way off but it wouldn't hurt to double check it.
March 25th, 2008, 06:23 PM
If it's not too much trouble, post a pic so we can see your wiring and include the wiring diagram if possible. We might be able to figure it out. Like Bradderick said the ground wire must be attached to the "ring" of the output jack where the mounting nut goes, and your other output wire to the "tip" connector that connects to the tip of your guitar cord, otherwise your setup isn't properly shielded, turning your guitar into a great big antenna!
March 26th, 2008, 12:57 AM
double checked the jack wires and they are correct - very very weird - i can tap on the body and it sounds like its hollow--like the entire thing is one big pickpup???
March 27th, 2008, 11:28 PM
Maybe your pup or pups might be microphonic, that is loosely constructed, that allows movement like an acoustic pup. They might need to be potted with wax. Google the info for potting pickups to get an idea what I'm talking about. Recheck your connections just to make sure the solder joints are good.