Gibson SG Noise when i touch the electronics plastic cover

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  1. frCake

    frCake New Member

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    Hey guys!,

    As you might remember i recently bough a Gibson SG Special 2016 T and all that :p

    Im having such a blast playing that guitar man, it's intoxicating , so addictive!

    But yesterday ,as i was chillin on the couch watching TV (on mute) while playing the SG, i noticed that when i drag her on my clothes i hear a microphonic sound.

    I couldn't find what it s at the beggining , later on i finally rubbed the plastic electronics cover and heard the microphonic sound!

    it's happening there and only there,it actually produces a sound cause it has a rough texture and when you rub your finger against it , friction produces some kind of sound which is then "amplified" ?!?!?! by the electronics?! for some reason?!?!?!?!

    The guitar is super silent and has no problems whatsoever but i have to fix that issue cause this guitar goes for recordings and i don't want to mess the takes just cause i moved it against me.


    Any info guys? Thank you !
     
  2. Gibsg

    Gibsg Well-Known Member

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    You must play your SG with gloves and nude ;-)
     
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    Does it have shielding foil on the back of the cover?
     
  4. frCake

    frCake New Member

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    Well this is a great idea but i think it's not about conductivity, it just happens through sound :p

    Im quite sure , i spent over 5 minutes caressing the back of my guitar :O


    i opened it up aaaand no, just wood.. but shouldn't it work ? i mean how can a pot be microphonic :O
     
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    Gillean Well-Known Member

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    there is probably something bleeding inside and touching the plastic cover. check if there isnt any cable kinda misplaced and with a lot of contact with the plastic cover. If yes, move it around.
     
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    Pickups and the tone & volume control circuits in a conventional electric guitar are very good at “picking up” noise from electromagnetic sources like motors or switches OR EVEN STATIC FROM IONIZED PLASTIC COVERS. Take a dryer fabric softener sheet and rub it over your clothing and the plastic cover, and let us know.
     
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    Dale Well-Known Member

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    I usually have more trouble with Strat or Tele style guitars with this process. Dryer sheets work, but do not seem to last as long as I might like.
     
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    That's why they put so many of them in that box. The ions are in the atmosphere around you, on your clothing, on the furniture and carpets.
     
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    You're not supposed to rub them. You have to eat a few before it does anything significant. If worse comes to worse, your crap will be wrapped in nice smelly fibre.
     
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  10. frCake

    frCake New Member

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    Already did that , there were some cables touching the wood around i moved them gently but with no avail.



    Thanks for the info, i happen to know this far but it's really weird cause when i knock the wood that's close to the cover there's no sound but when i knock the cover i hear the sound, it's not like a static or anything (i think at least) , ill try your suggestion though! and thank you very much for the input!

    Crawling around the internet i found a guy had a similar problem and went to a guitar tech/store from where he bought it and got it shielded with copper i think, but they did it for free cause he bought the guitar from that shop. I hope i find some time tomorrow so i can upload a video with the issue :D

    Thanks guys!
     

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