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Tele Buzz

Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by MusicBill, Oct 25, 2020.

  1. MusicBill

    MusicBill TDPRI Member

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    I am working on a Squire Tele for a family member and I am getting a loud buzz. I just replaced the output jack. I checked the wiring and it is good. The Buzz gets louder when I touch the strings. I checked it on a tube amp, Im going to try a solid state amp,but I am wondering what would cause this. It sounds like a ground issue but Im not sure. Any ideas?
     
  2. SbS

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    Can take some pictures under the hood, like control plate cavity and output jack? Should be vice versa with the noise.

    Also, did that amp worked normally before?
     
  3. MusicBill

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    Yes no problems with the amp. I tried 5 other guitars with no issue. What do you mean vice versa with the noise?
     
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    When touching the strings, noise should go quieter. You ground yourself via strings when playing.
     
  5. MusicBill

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    Ok it gets louder when I touch the strings so it sounds like there is a ground problem in the guitar itself?
     
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    Yeah, I think so. Good news is that that amp is probably ok, that could be even dangerous.

    Sometimes knowlegeable people here can spot problems if there are good photos to show. But sometimes just need to double check and redo everything again. I did that few times last spring ;)

    I'm not a pro, but there are some very experinced ones here.
     
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    Could the leads to the output jack possibly be switched accidentally?
     
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