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Graphite pick static

Postby aiq » Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:04 am

Need some help from the group, when I use the graphites on a single pole pickup guitar (Tele, LP with P-90s) I'm getting static when touching the strings. No noise with plastic.

Anyone else? Solution?
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Re: Graphite pick static

Postby mgbills » Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:10 am

Shielding the guitar helps dramatically. All cavities & the back side of the pick guard. When I first started playing with Adamas picks it plagued my instruments. All are shielded now, and the problem is gone to the 95% level.

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Re: Graphite pick static

Postby erock » Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:17 am

I had this problem before, and it ended up being my bridge ground. I was getting continuity, but the. Resistence was too high for a soild ground. I forget the exact number I was reading, but once I fixed that, my guitar was quiet again
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Re: Graphite pick static

Postby aiq » Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:46 am

Thanks, I also found several threads...sorry all, should've searched first.
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Re: Graphite pick static

Postby paulinnc » Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:29 am

I have this issue too. I'm glad to hear that it is a common thing and pretty easy to fix.
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Re: Graphite pick static

Postby aiq » Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:31 pm

Ordered some of that shielding paint from Stew-MAc. Will apply to Tele and LP w/P90s. Will report the result.
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Re: Graphite pick static

Postby mkaufman » Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:25 pm

Wipe the pick with an anti-cling dryer sheet.

It works.

Adamas picks are subject to this issue.

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Re: Graphite pick static

Postby mijknahs » Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:56 pm

I flipped the ground switch and it went away.
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