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  • Lyric Pickup Buzzing

    Bought a new J-45 and the rep from Chicago Music Exchange highly recommended the Lyric. Had it installed and at the first sound check, a super loud buzz/hum was present. Went away when I touch the bottom input jack on the guitar. Assumed the pickup was bad, ordered another and had that installed. Same sound, no change.

    Buzzes on the guitar stand (not touching my body) but perfectly clean when plugged direct into an amp. Multiple other acoustic guitars plugged in to the same sound system/DI/cable produce no buzz. (It

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    Lifting the ground on the DI had no effect.
    Removing power source from pedals, no effect.
    Shut down lighting rig to check for EMI, no effect.

    Another person (not holding the guitar) touching the bottom jack of the guitar quiets the buzz 75%.

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      Originally posted by Dzimmerm View Post
      Lifting the ground on the DI had no effect.
      Removing power source from pedals, no effect.
      Shut down lighting rig to check for EMI, no effect.

      Another person (not holding the guitar) touching the bottom jack of the guitar quiets the buzz 75%.
      Have you changed out your cables yet? It definitely sounds like a shielding issue. If you've already changed out the Lyric, the issue would likely be in the cabling or the electrical in the building.

      Have you encountered the same issue in different locations?

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