Quote "Reverb is memory" Any advice on apparent ground/shielding problem? When I'm not touching any metal on the guitar, my '52 Hot Rod RI (Telebration model, w/ the '59SD in the neck) buzzes like crazy in the bridge-only position, somewhat in the blended position, and barely at all in the neck. This gets worse when the amp &/or guitar are dialed up, in about even measures. I understand that buzzing is inherent in single coils, and I am playing this thing, and my amp, dialed way up. But, still, it seems excessive, and will get in the way of recording we're set to do soon. I use Electro-Harmonix's Hum De-Bugger, which works great. It kills all the florescent-light sounding, thinner buzz that single-coils can produce. But the remaining, when-dialed-up buzz is of a beefier, harder sort. So is this a grounding or shielding issue, or possibly both? Is it readily fixable by a tech? (l'm 9.5 thumbs when it comes to gizmo-ing.) Thanks for any advice you can give! Quote As a Hotrod 52 owner I can say this is a shielding issue and is somewhat fixable by a tech. Grounding is fine as indicated by the fact that the noise dissipates when you are in contact with the bridge/strings/control plate etc. In this instance your body is actually acting as a large antenna (Shield) shunting extraneous noise to ground. That is the only purpose in having the bridge grounded in the first place. The humbucker is already well shielded in a grounded metal cover as opposed to the bridge pickup which is causing you the most problem. Grounded shielding in the bridge pickup and controls cavities may improve the situation which, by the way, varies from one physical environment to another. I use a playing style which concentrates on keeping in contact with the grounded strings/bridge and this minimises noise considerably.