June 4th, 2009, 09:58 PM
I love my Epiphone Casino, but the P-90s hum like crazy. It's louder than either my Tele or Strat. I'm assuming that's because they're pretty high output p'ups and you can't really shield an archtop. Are there any tricks for quieting them a little, or is a noise gate the only option?
June 4th, 2009, 10:33 PM
I bet you'll get better suggestions than these, but since I'm working with a P-90 Tele right now and doing some reading on this subject, I can think of two things you could consider:
-Install a reverse-wound pickup so that, in at least one switch position, you get a hum-canceling effect;
-You can shield your wires. Wrap tin or copper foil around them, then cover with heat-shrink tubing. Then ground the shielding material.
June 4th, 2009, 10:34 PM
Lets me know I'm there.:lol:
Actually,I know what you mean.
June 5th, 2009, 01:05 AM
you can go to extremes. Create a little plastic bucket, so it becomes a pickup housing (like the route in a solid body), shield it and the wires and you should get rid of some of the hum. Other than that, fill the whole guitar with lead; that ought to block some of that hum.
June 5th, 2009, 01:54 AM
Other than that, fill the whole guitar with lead; that ought to block some of that hum.
LOL! Yeah that would work...:smile: Or I could wrap the entire guitar in aluminum foil.