Phred Wolph noisy?

Phred Wolph noisy?

Postby brbadg » Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:19 pm

Hello ! I'm getting some noise when I engage just the front pickup.It's a single coil. It seems to go away when
the other pickups are engaged.I'm wondering should I get a noiseless pickup,or whether to have my
tech go over the whole thing and get better wiring and maybe shielding.Have any of you experienced this,and what have you done?
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Re: Phred Wolph noisy?

Postby Searing75 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:35 am

Single coils are inherently noisy. It is most likely interference from an outside source. Does the noise change when you move the guitaaround, or when you turn around?
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Re: Phred Wolph noisy?

Postby brbadg » Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:07 pm

Hmm,I'll get back to this tomorrow.Thanks for your reply
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Re: Phred Wolph noisy?

Postby brbadg » Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:05 pm

No,it gets worse when I move around.Changing pickups with the selector switch doesn't do that much
to get rid of the noise.
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Re: Phred Wolph noisy?

Postby Searing75 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:24 am

Try shielding the cavity.
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Re: Phred Wolph noisy?

Postby MattMan » Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:06 am

There's a lot of different reasons why there's noise. Recommend you take it to a good guitar tech. You might want to ask him or her to set it up too. I know nothing about Phred guitars, but I can tell you that you can't beat the diagnosis and set up from an experienced guitar tech.

To diagnose yourself, you should start with checking continuity and confirm there's continuity from the strings to the pots to the ground of the output cable, and if there's metal knobs, continuity from the strings to the knobs to the guitar cable. If there's continuity then you need to start building up noise reduction (shielding, high quality pups, correct amp wiring, etc.). Good luck.
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Re: Phred Wolph noisy?

Postby brbadg » Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:58 pm

Ok,well thanks everyone! I'll hand it over to the expert.
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Re: Phred Wolph noisy?

Postby TI4-1009 » Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:18 pm

If both your humbuckers are quiet, it may just be that it's a single coil- which will be noisier. Do you know what the pickup is? There are "more and less noisy" single coils.
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Re: Phred Wolph noisy?

Postby brbadg » Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:12 pm

It's the korean artec.I liked the pickups,but it looks like I'll have to sink some money into an upgrade on the electronics.
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Re: Phred Wolph noisy?

Postby SarnoMusicSolutions » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:11 pm

Single coil pickups hum.

Humbuckers dont as much.

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Re: Phred Wolph noisy?

Postby brbadg » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:09 pm

Well,I've since learned that the whole thing is noisy,it's just more pronounced when just the front pickup is engaged.
I can stand a little hum,but if it distracts me from playing,that's a problem.
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Re: Phred Wolph noisy?

Postby TeeJay » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:19 am

Could be the preamp
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Re: Phred Wolph noisy?

Postby milobender » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:28 am

brbadg wrote:No,it gets worse when I move around.Changing pickups with the selector switch doesn't do that much
to get rid of the noise.


If it gets worse when you move around it's most likely shielding. Is it well shielded around the single coil? The cavity? The first issue to address with noise is shielding.
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