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    Default Guitar problem: Loud static noise

    I can hear a loud static noise when the guitar is plugged in, however, when I simply touch the metal part of where the chord plugs into the guitar with my finger, the noise stops. Obviously it's an electrical problem, but is there anyone that knows that actual problem?
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    It has a ground problem. It will be an easy fix for any tech.. If you can solder you can fix it yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vanzefflin View Post
    It has a ground problem. It will be an easy fix for any tech.. If you can solder you can fix it yourself.
    Yeah, I can solder it myself, I just don't know exactly what part of it needs fixing. I've tried it beforehand and it didn't seem to fix it...I will try fixing it later tonight though.
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    Yes, it sounds like a grounding problem.

    Before you do anything to the guitar, try a different cable & a different guitar & a different amp. Once you know its the guitar, then you can start digging into it.

    Open the back cavity of your guitar and start at the output jack of the guitar. Look for the wire connected to the OUTER portion of the output jack. That is the ground. If that wire is loose or broken off, you need to solder it back on. If that wire (or the ground lug of the jack) is touching another component or wire, it would then be causing a SHORT and you need to make sure it doesn't touch anything (maybe wrap some electrical tape around the contact).

    Basically, that's what you're doing - just look around & poke around in the back of the guitar cavity looking for a loose or poorly connected wire from ground.

    If it worked before and it doesn't work now, I'd start with things with moving parts or jacks ... so the output jack and the pots.

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    also check the wire on the back of the trem block, if that has come off just simply resolder it and that should sort it
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