View Full Version : Feedback from hell with EC-500!
10-29-2007, 02:31 PM
I have bought a new black ESP/LTD EC-500.
When i plugged in the guitar to my Switchblade head I'd got a very nasty feedback, on eaven very low setting of the volume.
I don't use extreamely much gain, and it makes this unpleasent noise eaven on the clean channel. :eek:
It disappear when i lay my finger on the pickup.
What do you gous think it could de that's wrong with it?
I have been told that the active EMG pickups is supposed to be total quiet (when I don't play the guitar of course).
10-29-2007, 03:08 PM
Sounds like a grounding issue. But that is far as my knowledge on the subject goes. :p
But hopefully someone can tell you how to sort it.
10-29-2007, 07:09 PM
Ground. Fix that and you will go silent as a..fish...
10-29-2007, 10:02 PM
Ground. Fix that and you will go silent as a..
crypt full of dead mimes?
10-29-2007, 11:56 PM
Ok, thanx alot guys. :D
I wil look up the ground and compare to the EMG schedule.
I have also put some foam rubber under the pickup to reduce vibrations from the body of the guitar. Is it necessary to do that?
The battery cables is shorted as well.
The pickup is more loose assembled than when I'd bought the guitar.
Some people have told me that the electronics of the EC-500 is inferior, and that could be the problem.
I've tryed an other new ec-500 guitar, and that one made MORE noise than mine. Is this a common problem with these guitars?
I was very disappointed when i discoverd this problem. I mean, the guitar is new from the store. Is this what I can expect when i buy this guitar?
I'm terrible sorry that my English sucks big time. :o Hope you have indulgence (?) with that.
10-30-2007, 01:39 PM
2 bad guitars?, I doubt they are the problem.
Where are you trying theese guitars out?,could it be you have a bad cord?,amp issues,or a poorly wired,or faulty electric recepticle?.
Did the guitar come with the emg's?.Why are the battery leads shorted?,and why would you jam the foam under the pickups if the guitar didn't come that way?.
Emg's come with their own pots so I'm not sure what you got there.
If you installed them,take it apart look at the instructions that come with the pickups,and follow them and you should have no problems.
10-31-2007, 10:28 AM
its got to be wireing
I work in audio and 90% of problems are cable related.
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