Noise after rewire/shielding ?

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by zorgzorg2, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. zorgzorg2

    zorgzorg2 Tele-Meister

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    Hi,

    I just changed the pickups in my elcheapo tele (to dimarzio twang kings), and I used this opportunity to shield and rewire the whole thing. However, now I have an annoying buzz when I plug it in my mixer (tapco mix 100).

    I checked for ground loops, but I could not find any.
    I recorded the noise : http://mraspaud.free.fr/noise.mp3
    now with a simple riff : http://mraspaud.free.fr/sound.mp3
    Other than this noise, the guitar and pickups work very well... but the noise is too loud for the guitar to be exploitable.

    Do you guys recognize that noise ? is it a ground loop ? a poorly soldered connection ? Anything other idea ?

    EDIT: Forgot to say: the noise does not change if I move away from any electric equipment... looks like the shielding worked after all :)
     
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    Not too sure. It almost sounds like the hum you get from fluorescent lights. Though I should add it seems VERY quiet to me. I couldn't even hear it when you were playing.
     
  3. zorgzorg2

    zorgzorg2 Tele-Meister

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    Hmm, ok, then it's maybe just because I use the hearphones... I must be becoming a buzz maniac :)

    Thanks !
     
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    Otherwise, could it be that I need a DI-box inbetween my guitar and my mixer ???
     
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    A DI box will allow to use less gain on your mixer to get a decent, recordable signal...so yeah, that may help.
     
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