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    Guitar hum

    I've been reading a guitar magazine talking about mods that you can do your self. This writer said that ANY guitar that hums had a bad ground. I have also heard that all vintage guitars will have some hum and that nothing can be done about it.
    Any input would be appreciated.

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    Hum can come from a number of sources--also what kind of hum--but grounding would be a major one...
    As well as certain pickups in certain situations...
    But I'll leave the details for the experts...
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    I was trying to point out that he said ANY guitar. Vintage guitars are supposed to hum. At least that's what I've been told.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricklt View Post
    I was trying to point out that he said ANY guitar. Vintage guitars are supposed to hum. At least that's what I've been told.

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    If they have single coils--most likely they will.

    Part of it is also how you deal with it...
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    He also said it could be fixed on ANY guitar.

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    There are things you can do--yes-and there are some members who could give more specifics.
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    I'm not familiar with the article you are reading so I'd have to rely on you to tell us what DIY solution the author is proposing to eliminate hum.

    All of my guitars have single coils and they all hum to a certain extent, some more than others. I personally don't like humbuckers so the hum is something I have gotten used to. Fender does have a noiseless single coils but I don't know how they achieve that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by die Bullen View Post
    I'm not familiar with the article you are reading so I'd have to rely on you to tell us what DIY solution the author is proposing to eliminate hum.

    All of my guitars have single coils and they all hum to a certain extent, some more than others. I personally don't like humbuckers so the hum is something I have gotten used to. Fender does have a noiseless single coils but I don't know how they achieve that.
    Noiseless single coils are sometimes done with dummy coils, or wiring stuff--and sometimes technical things I don't pretend to understand.
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    This is the article.

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    From this magazine.

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