Troubleshooter help wanted - what's making this noise???

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  1. logans_tele

    logans_tele Tele-Meister

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    I swapped pots and caps in my 72 deluxe RI. Everything went together well and sounded great... UNTIL I noticed this popping noise that just happens every now and then. It sounds like something is shorting but I have no clue. My wiring and soldering was pretty solid I'm pretty sure, so I'm not sure what's going on here. You can hear the popping/clicking sound in the video.

     
  2. MatthewK

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    Static on the pickguard? The traditional fix is to rub it with a clothes dryer antistatic sheet.
     
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    Whoa! You may be right. I've never even heard of that (but just googled it). I was stumped and about to drop the guitar off at the shop today, but I think I'll try the dryer sheet trick tonight. Thank you for the response!
     
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    Hope it works!
     
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    That's exactly what it was. Problem solved. You, sir, get a gold star for the day. If you're ever in Tulsa, let me know and coffee is on me.
     
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    I'm so glad - nothing worse than getting it all back together and finding something wrong! Looks like a great guitar, I recently bought a 1975 Greco knockoff of pretty much the same thing.
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    Hey that looks really great! Cool! Thanks again.
     
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