two with no hum

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watersxx
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two with no hum

Post by watersxx » Tue Mar 15, 2022 3:22 pm

evening all, just wondering why the 3rd (middle) pickup is needed on a strat to cancell the hum of the mains frequency, but you don't need the middle pickup on a tele?
i want to rig up a scratchplate for a strat with just a neck and bridge pickup, will i definately get the unwanted hum?

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Jim.

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Re: two with no hum

Post by mdvineng » Fri Apr 08, 2022 5:15 am

Middle pup was never a noise canceller. Just use a shielded guard and shield the cavity too. I've done a few stats for friends that suffered from induced hum from fluorescent lights and dimmer switches etc, shielding, cured them all.
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