Pup buzz when touched.

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  1. browning904

    browning904 SS.org Regular

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    So, I like to anchor my pinky, usually on the side of the bridge pickup. I've kept a tight noise gate, and the buzzing is very noticeable during staccato riffs, and can be pretty loud. They are the stock Ibanez quantam pickups (RG7421 PB). I can see the wiring on the side of the pickup, and the noise gets louder with increasing pressure from my pinky.

    Any suggestions? Kinda incentive to get crunch labs but I'd rather not sped the monry right now.
     
  2. cwhitey2

    cwhitey2 BlackendCrust Metalâ„¢

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    It might just need a rewire and nothing more. Probably done sloppily.
     
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    Webmaestro Ibanez Fanatic Contributor

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    Well, a few things could cause this, but it's sometimes as simple as dust in the wiring. So, if you want to try a conservative measure first, CAREFULLY blow all the wiring in the cavity with compressed air. I stress "carefully" because those cans can blow with quite a bit of force, so hold the can of air about a foot away to begin with, and move closer once you get a feel for it. Don't just blast the wires point-blank right off the bat.
     

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