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cloudfor  
8 Mar 2012 13:58 | Quote
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hey guys!
can anybody share some experience when performing on stage with semi acoustic guitar (line in jack pick up) n face da humming problem?

sometime i have no idea whether is my guitar neck problem
action tension...
sound system...
cable...?
string Zzz
or watever =.="
god Zzzz

i need some help.
tinyskateboard  
8 Mar 2012 14:05 | Quote
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You have to eliminate things one by one. Use a different cable first. Wires on the pickup second...

But before any of that, how do other people's guitars sound...do they hum?
cloudfor  
8 Mar 2012 14:12 | Quote
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yea...fren
change da cable...
da humming NOTE become diffrent
like ibanez one HUM on Bb
planet wave HUM on B -_-"
or bla bla bla...

then when change place (stage) to perform...is hum different note also

da wire for the pickup, never tried b4...should be say...i donnoe how to change it? lack of experience with it

some of other guitar will facing da same problem like mine also

i jus hate it...think to find solution to solve it...
thx for ur reply ;)
cloudfor  
8 Mar 2012 14:16 | Quote
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i was thinking izzit EQ either the frequency prob?

is there any external device can adjust da frequency?
Empirism  
8 Mar 2012 14:21 | Quote
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I think you have a feedback problem. Do you get a "humming" when you are not in "stage" or in home or somewhere where are not other cabinets or amps?

Emp
cloudfor  
8 Mar 2012 14:26 | Quote
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i facing this problem
only on STAGE

then i firstly i tot is guitar neck tension problem
i try to adjust abit...it seems da same =.=
i go to different performing stage
and HUM da diff note...Zzzz

izzit can cause by the EQ processor of da STAGE?
something call frequency crash? with my guitar tone...
Walkwithme  
8 Mar 2012 14:32 | Quote
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probably the frequency of one of the strings or something.... im not sure tho.. Mess with the equlizer on the mixer like turn bass down see what happens, when you mute the strings does it still hum????
cloudfor  
8 Mar 2012 14:49 | Quote
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arghh =.=
i do try to adjust da EQ
but...sometime need to CUT a lot to avoid da HUM
and ends up....like don have BASS

imagine da tone like u use ur finger flick on da tin of da COKE or PEPSI =.=""""""

yea...so i tot is my guitar NECK tension problem...
but tat thing hard to adjust n try out...sigh
really no idea...
Empirism  
8 Mar 2012 14:52 | Quote
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Im pretty confident that you got feedback there from what you informed. When 2 amps forexample are facing each others there come feedback, some quitars, effects, cables... all cause feedback which varies from bassly humming to high frequency fuzzing. Try to place your equipments differently, get high quality cables and do not stay near amp or cabinet with your guitar.

-Emp
Walkwithme  
8 Mar 2012 14:53 | Quote
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take it to guitar center or a music store, ask them about it and they will fix it for prolly around 40 bucks. idk how much it would in malaysia though... just go to a music studio around you, and ask them to fix it, they will.
Walkwithme  
8 Mar 2012 14:53 | Quote
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oh and get back from the monitor, if youre using one.
Guitarslinger124  
8 Mar 2012 14:54 | Quote
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Is it possible you may not notice the hum in a situation where you are playing at low volumes, like at your home; but when you get on stage and crank it, you notice the hum?

If that is the case, try lowering your pickup further into the sound hole, away from your strings. If you have an adjustable bridge, try raising the bridge slightly to pull the strings away from the pickup. This minor adjustment shouldn't be great enough to effect the playability of your instrument - if it does, then you have over compensated.

Your pickup is a magnet. It is possible, the humming you are hearing, is your pickup pulling on your strings - causing a very slight vibration, or hum.

Hope that helps.

Rock on!
Domigan_Lefty  
8 Mar 2012 15:00 | Quote
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If its happening to others it could be electronic interference (can come from anything that uses electricity. Especially if its not grounded properly)
cloudfor  
8 Mar 2012 15:06 | Quote
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EMP: thx for ur information! i think it may really helps! but...how about MONITOR? wont effect?
YEA...my guitar home on E n A string...A,Bb,B,C note...
when i play with some song need open BASS
it humn like crazy -.-"
i wondering my vocal when will going to kill me Zzzzzz
bcoz tat humming really so irritating...n i am force to mute it...

ermmm...
gutiar i am using MARTIN DXMAE...low end one...but good enough for me!
;)
direct into MIXER...
or do da DI BOX can help? heard some fren said it can help to compress donnoe wat bla things...i not tat sure with tat

cable any suggestion? ;)

walkwithme:
u mean da NECK tension? msia here...about tat price in US too
i think will try da option by Emprism first ;)
Walkwithme  
8 Mar 2012 15:10 | Quote
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ya always troubleshoot b4 u spend money. haha and hey direct boxes do wonders if you have one.
cloudfor  
8 Mar 2012 15:20 | Quote
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guitarslinger: my guitar is an ACOUSTIC one...da bridge n pickup i don hav any experience how to adjust it /_\

and...i got another problem now...hahha
it seems is da neck prob

i capo 2~3 n play EADGBE up to down...da A string buzzing...
but i check da NECK is straight one...
sigh...zzzz

Domigan: grouded...means, deal with my guitar pickup? can DIBOX help it? so is there any solution?

walkwithme: yea...save $$ xD...
da DI i plan to get one..but still no idea wat brand to buy
Guitarslinger124  
8 Mar 2012 15:32 | Quote
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cloudfor says:
but i check da NECK is straight one...


Your neck shouldn't be straight. If you stare directly down the top of the fretboard you should see a slight bend in the wood. If your neck is indeed straight, that is probably why your strings are buzzing.

If you are inexperienced or simply lack the confidence to set up and adjust your intonation on your own, I would really suggest you do what Walkwithme suggested. Take it to a guitar shop and have them set it up for you. I wouldn't risk damaging your guitar by trying it yourself if you don't know what you are doing.

Rock on!
cloudfor  
8 Mar 2012 15:39 | Quote
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Guitarslinger: haha...yea yea...understand ;)
look from down to top...is BEND OUT...right hand side...izzit?
i play one by one string of my guitar
and i put my palm at part near the bridge there
can feel da EADGBE...da A string vibrate is heavy than others...izzit normal?
Guitarslinger124  
8 Mar 2012 15:47 | Quote
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How new is your guitar? It almost sounds now like your neck is warped. Which is bad news bears if you don't know how to fix it. It's really hard to help without being able to hold the instrument.

DISCLAIMER: I take no responsibility for any damages

I had a warped neck on one of my guitars. Fortunately, the neck was a bolt on. So here's how I fixed it:


Boil Water in a large pot over the stove

Steam my guitar neck by placing it over the pot - DON'T LET YOUR GUITAR TOUCH THE POT! IT HAS TO JUST REST OVER THE POT. USE A THICK TOWEL TO CREATE SEPARATION

Let it sit there for a 30 minutes to an hour

Took the neck to my work bench and clamped it in four places to a flat and smooth sheet of plywood - You have to make sure you don't damage your fret board when you do this as the the wood on your guitar is now soft and can be easily manipulated. So used cardboard to cushion the clamps

After leaving the neck to sit for a few hours, I reattached it to my guitar and left it alone for the day

Give the wood time to harden back up and release some of the water

Adjust your intonation

Complete. Again, I take no responsibility for individual outcomes!

Rock on!
cloudfor  
8 Mar 2012 16:00 | Quote
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omg -.-" tat's not easy..
but thx for ur imformation
and u guys really so helpful
god bless u guys! :))))))

i going have a sleep
6 am here...will need to work on noon
get some rest first...
see u guys ;)
Walkwithme  
8 Mar 2012 16:41 | Quote
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