GLOBAL WIRING GURU
- Mar 28, 2008
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I have heard a theory where some people bodies act as an antenna and actually add noise into the guitar. But not sure if that is really true or not. I know you act as a ground when you touch the strings.That's interesting, because I agree in theory it should help keep things quieter, but the funny thing is, I have excessive hum on my Orville by Gibson LP, and in trying to reduce the amount of hum, I unsoldered the ground wire and the hum was dramatically reduced (though not totally eliminated).
Hum or buzz comes from bad soldering, improper grounding or a partial short somewhere in the circuit or pickups.