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Has anyone heard of wiring where turning the volume to 10 makes 60 cycle hum disappear?

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  1. diverse379

    diverse379 Strat-O-Master

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    My guitar does this
    But why have I never heard of this before.!
     
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    That's not possible......something must be wrong with the volume pot causing buzz when not on 10.....

    We need much more info - what position on the 5-way? what amp? etc.....what model of Strat?
     
  3. diverse379

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    It’s a California strat
    It is a wired Pickguard with some custom shop cs69’s
    I tried it on three amps
    When the volume is up. On the amps
    And I hear the hum it diss appears
    In neck and middle position
    When the tone is on zero
    And volume on 10
     
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    Okay - CS69's have hum in all 5 positions.....

    You are saying you hear no hum with the tone turned all the way DOWN and volume on full? If so....100% normal, because the 'hum' is in the mid range of frequencies, and you're sending those and the highs to ground when the tone is on zero.....(all the way off)
     
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    Mind you when I pick up my phone near the amp there is a different sort of hum much louder that won’t go away no matter what I do
     
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    thank you I thought maybe I discovered a utopian wiring lol
     
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    Happy new year Ryan, always helpful and kind. Hope you'll have a great new year coming for you!
     
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    Didn't I answer you hours ago, in your other thread?
     
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    From your other thread....

    Max the volume AND tone turned all the way off??? OR both on 10? You've confused me now.....

    @Thrup'ny Bit made me have to go look and find the other thread.....
     
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    I didn’t see an answer that’s why I posted it again
    But thank you if you did
     
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    max volume and tone on zero
     
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    You neglected to mention that in both threads until I asked....so it was VERY confusing....and yes 100% normal of course, every Strat loses 60 cycle hum with the tone on zero.....no matter WHERE the volume knob is :)

    Have a Happy New Year!!
     
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    Turning the tone down lessens mains hum, always has.
     
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