Can you guys help me with my mixer?

Dolebludger

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I confess that Im not that smart about PAs. I only know what works for me, and what does not. My current rig as mentioned above does work for me.
 

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Some gigs the amp and strat are quiet....some buzzy as hell. Especially middle pickup . And its not the typical hum and touching strings does not stop it.
 

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Some gigs the amp and strat are quiet....some buzzy as hell. Especially middle pickup . And its not the typical hum and touching strings does not stop it.
That's why they invented humbuckers!

But seriously, it can vary a lot....fluorescent lights, dimmers, anywhere there's mains electricity (which is everywhere!) you'll get electromagnetic induction. You can find just the right angle to stand at.

I used to play a club in Niagara Falls that was so bad, I had to leave my single coil guitars at home. Turned out that the whole building had 50 volts in the neutral leg.

In any case, always a good idea to carry a volt meter or DMM to check the voltage.
 

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That's why they invented humbuckers!

But seriously, it can vary a lot....fluorescent lights, dimmers, anywhere there's mains electricity (which is everywhere!) you'll get electromagnetic induction. You can find just the right angle to stand at.

I used to play a club in Niagara Falls that was so bad, I had to leave my single coil guitars at home. Turned out that the whole building had 50 volts in the neutral leg.

In any case, always a good idea to carry a volt meter or DMM to check the voltage.
If I turn on 2 pickups it gets quieter but still there. I have a second strat that has the pickups wired to be turned on in series ( i think thats right) so its like a humbucker . May have to start playing that in some venues. BUT sometimes it is the AMP not the guitar....
 




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