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My, before absolutely dead quiet, EMG Geezer Butler P pickup has developed static noise issues, should I be worried?

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So as the tittle says from previously being absolutely dead quiet my EMG Geezer Butler P pickup that I currently have installed in my man 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.

 

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Apparently needed to make my post graphically clearer...

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It's just too much effort to read your posts. A sentence should never contain anywhere close to 200 words. People who could help or would be interested will pass you by; I know I do. Good luck with your issue!

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3 hours ago, jrixn1 said:

It's just too much effort to read your posts. A sentence should never contain anywhere close to 200 words. People who could help or would be interested will pass you by; I know I do. Good luck with your issue!

I guess James Joyce lived in vain, and that Ulysses becoming a giant classic piece of literature and art must have been due to some loophole in the laws of reality, and yet my post requires almost infinite less of the reader and certainly doesn't require any sort of what could be categorized as even remotely advanced abstract thinking performed (while doubtfully having quite the same value as literature though), in fact it contains precisely all the information needed to answer my question satisfactory and nothing more, but I guess there will always be people who'd rather be a jerk and blame it on the OP than actually even at least doing an attempt at being helpful.

Personally I prefer a thoroughly written OP over the one-liner riddles people typically will post as their OP when asking for help, leading to half the thread ending up consisting of inquiries from people with a genuine intent to help on elaboration on OP, and the other half, well, being self-entitled jerks, as per usual. 

 

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No, I agree with you that lots of information is good; but I mean it just doesn't need to be one huge run-on sentence.  It could be split into many smaller sentences.  Apologies for diverting from your topic; my bad.  I had a buzz appear recently which I could not trace with any logical approach, but turned out to be a dimmer light which I'd recently introduced to the room.

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I’ve never had any problems with my Geezers (oo’er). My first thought would be to make sure all the push-in connecters are still pushed in nice and tight... and the right way round.

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1 hour ago, jrixn1 said:

No, I agree with you that lots of information is good; but I mean it just doesn't need to be one huge run-on sentence.  It could be split into many smaller sentences.  Apologies for diverting from your topic; my bad.  I had a buzz appear recently which I could not trace with any logical approach, but turned out to be a dimmer light which I'd recently introduced to the room.

Well, at least you tried this time, though clearly still without actually reading the OP, I got to give you credit for your effort on not coming off as a jerk, this time around at least.

OP has now been edited to be more friendly towards people who refuse to bother actually reading OP before trying to be helpful.

I still dare say that the chances that one might succeed in that effort would increase if they did bother, but guess, since I am the one asking for help here, that I am not really entitled to be picky.

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3 hours ago, jrixn1 said:

No, I agree with you that lots of information is good; but I mean it just doesn't need to be one huge run-on sentence.  It could be split into many smaller sentences.  Apologies for diverting from your topic; my bad.  I had a buzz appear recently which I could not trace with any logical approach, but turned out to be a dimmer light which I'd recently introduced to the room.

Also that is how I express myself when I write, it's part of my personality, I certainly don't do it to throw anyone or show off, it is how I naturally write.

I suppose some adaption to make it easier for the average reader if one wants help is fair but don't expect me to change my personality to please you.

Personally I find artificially cut up stutter writings tedious to read, I prefer flow, that doesn't mean you'll have to, but it certainly doesn't mean that you are entitled to dictate my personal preferences either.

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You really would like “Ulysses” then. But “Finnegans Wake” is a step too far imo...

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I love long, complex, not complicated, don't get me wrong, well constructed and punctuated, sentences à la Gabriel Garcia Marquez describing the journey of blood leaking out of a body through a single phrase along a whole paragraph.

I once wrote a whole page application consisting in a single sentence, but strangely I never received any response to my well motivated letter...

That said, I have always solved the static problem you describe, including clean(ed) scratchy potentiometers, using this very well thought and safer than any other, whatever people might think, because they have no clue of its clever design unless they read the description, jack to jack cable https://d-buz.com/

You can buy one here in the U.K. : https://www.bassdirect.co.uk/bass_guitar_specialists/Aero_DBuzz.html

 

If you're in continental Europe, you can buy it here : https://www.eveneten.nl/en/1703/Aero-dBuz-Cable

And here in the USA : https://www.bestbassgear.com/aero-dbuz-noise-cancelling-cable.htm

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