So as the tittle says, from previously being absolutely dead quiet, my EMG Geezer Butler P pickup, that I currently have installed in my main bass, has starting making a, still fairly subtle compared to most other pickups, static noise when my hands are not in contact with any strings or metal parts connected with the bridge ground of the bass, and while all the other pole pieces doesn't produce any noise whatsoever when touched the lower pole piece of the pair on each side of the D string produce a fairly loud continuous crackling sound when I touch it (which though becomes a lot more quiet if I get in contact with any metal connected with the bridge ground), which tells me that somehow something has happened to the pickup at some point so that that pole piece is either not properly grounded anymore or worse possibly have come in contact with the hot signal of the pickup, which if the latter in fact is the case I assume would mean being in direct contact with some coil wire where the thin layer of insulation that the wire normally is coated with for some reason has failed.
So my question is, if there is any way one could possibly tell with any real probability and not just by absolute pure guesswork, would I have any reason to believe that this issue is likely to develop for the worse, possibly eventually leading to the final dead of the pickup, or perhaps it just eventually becoming so noisy that it might as well be dead, or are the odds noticeable higher that the issue in all likelihood won't develop for the worse and that I should probably have little reason to worry as long as the above described issue doesn't bother me?
Any speculations on how this issue could suddenly occur, apparently out of the blue, are welcome too, cause frankly I have absolutely no idea and find it rather odd, but whatever has coursed it it must have happened in between last time I uninstalled it, in favor of a DiMarzio Model P, almost a year ago, and then when I fairly recently reinstalled it.
After having tried several phasers, some considerably more expensive ones too, I finally settled for a Behringer VP1 Vintage Phaser, and I absolutely love how it sounds.
Exactly the right effect for my application.
However when not engaged it bleeds a swirling background noise that really annoys me and makes it unfit to use for recordings.
It's not really like it actually modulates my signal when not engaged, just adding this annoying background noise to it.
And just so that you know I've already tried running it on it's own dedicated power supply, but without it fixing the issue.
It's a pretty accurate clone of the original big box EHX Small Stone but the new version just doesn't sound the same, and far from as great, even if EHX claims that it is the same circuit, so getting that instead is not an option.
So my question is if there is any way to fix the swirling background noise that the Behringer phaser produces when not engaged, some kind of mod, preferably not too advanced, as I, even if I do know how to solder, am not exactly all that well versed with electronics or comfortable doing complicated procedures?
I would even be willing to pay to have a mod done to it that fixes it.
Hi guys/girls I'm new to playing bass, I introduced myself a couple of weeks ago. I'm trying to teach myself bass by playing songs following tabs. But noticed I'm getting a horrible noise when moving from say the 6th fret down to 4th quickly. Not got much gain, a fair bit of treble and mids low and high trying to emulate the style of music I listen to without a p-bass. I'm using an epiphone toby deluxe iv and fender rumble 40 v3. I know its my fretting hand but what am I doing wrong. Please advise if you can and any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance, Carl