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Re: OT: Electric Guitar - fix for static noise?

Hei Per!
The static buildup sounds weird, but you say you buildt the guitar yourself
, did you shield and ground the pickups properly? Touching the pickguard
should not cause any problem if it's the standard plastic kind, have you
tried putting a wire between the bridge and the outputjack? / check if the
strings are grounded (between the springholder outputjack)

Something different:

I got my first edp last week, ive ordered the loop4 software uprgrade and
are looking forward to that. I have a tiny problem ; I cant get the hang of
the footswich... Maybe its me but is the footswitch hard to manage? Do they
(the switches) wear out? , is  using a midicontroler  a better way to
control the unit?


Arne Skage


2007/1/18, Per Boysen <perboysen@gmail.com>:
I have a wonderful Stratocaster, but whenever I briefly touch the
pick guard with my right hands pinky (which happens all the time when
you play) a small amount of static power is built up and creates an
unpleasant audio artifact. This must be a well known issue for all
you guitar craft savvy people on this list? How can it be fixed?

This Strat has a great sound except for that static power noise. I
have brought it when doing studio musician labor and my  producers
have always picked this guitar before any other. But at such
important recordings I have been forced to play in an uncomfortable
way, making sure I never touch the pick guard by mistake, or putting
loads of Gaffa Tape on the pick guard, making the Strat look like a
piece of junk (which it actually is, because I partly built it
myself). Now I've finally set my mind on fixing this noise issue one
time for all, since I'm going to use this guitar for looping at a
public guitar show later this spring. Don't want those "little noise
sprouts" to get multiplied in my loops.

Greetings from Sweden

Per Boysen
www.boysen.se (Swedish)
www.looproom.com (international)
http://tinyurl.com/fauvm (podcast)

Arne R. Skage jr.