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In Topic: background hum

14 December 2015 - 12:28 PM

Hmm, you could look at shielding the guitars cavities, that might go a bit of a way to help.

Noise suppressors will work, I've never really found one that didn't sacrifice a bit of tone though.


Better leads might help with keeping the noise down although it sounds like your compressor is amplifying hum coming from the start of the chain, so I'd look at the guitar first, and see if you can narrow down any other pedals individually or leads that might be adding to the hum.

In Topic: background hum

06 December 2015 - 02:24 PM

Depends where it's being played.

A lot of electronics surrounding the guitar or amp could be the culprti. Florescent lighting in proximaty (even in other rooms or on the same electrical circuit) could be an issue, along with computers in the same room and tv's can all give interferance.

The Les Paul has "Hum Buckers" which try to cancel out the hum by having the opposite waveform fed into the same signal from each pickup half, or some such wizardry, which is why the singlecoil hums more.


It could also be leads, pedals or power supplies adding hum....


Theres a significant number of possibilities.

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