djhollowman Posted May 10, 2008 Report Share Posted May 10, 2008 Hi all! I have a guitar with a H-S-S configuration with active pickups: EMG89 in the bridge and a pair of Guitarheads active single coil pickups in the middle and neck positions. The EMG89 is fantastic, absolutely silent even in single coil mode, but the single coils are NOISY with any kind of gain applied! They're better with a less "gain-y" setting, like going through the amp's clean channel. But I want to be able to use them with the dirty channel as well. If I do, they just hum loudly. Anyone else had this problem with active singles?? Is it the fact that they're active that's contributing to this noise? Anyone got any ideas for how to quiet them down a bit? I can't shield the pickup cavities because it would be seen (there's no pickguard) The control cavity is already shielded. I'm pretty certain the wiring is good - I installed all 3 pickups at one time, and I'm pretty confident in my wiring skills. I've never had any problems with noisy pickups like these before. I've read plenty of good things about Guitarheads active pickups before, maybe they were all humbuckers??? (I don't know.) Would appreciate any thoughts/suggestions please. Thanks! DJ Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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