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 #121711  by 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?
 #121714  by 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.

Hope this helps.
 #121716  by 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