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Mega Milk Tittycaster grounding buzz.

 
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:52 pm    Post subject: Mega Milk Tittycaster grounding buzz. Reply with quote

The tele I slapped together from scraps buzzes like a motherfucker if I'm not touching the strings. Like, way worse than normal. Touching the strings = no buzz, just as you'd expect. The tone pot also stops working and seems to go back to full-on-I-didn't-turn-it-at-all mode if jiggled a bit. Likely that these two are related, or am I more in need of shielding than a new pot?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is the bridge plate grounded?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually it sounds like you have a few lugs put together wrong. I'd retrace how you've wired it up vs the diagram you're working from
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

George wrote:
Is the bridge plate grounded?


Yeah, the bridge is grounded - wiring is fine. Everything is functional except that pot.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 12:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

theshadowofseattle wrote:
George wrote:
Is the bridge plate grounded?


Yeah, the bridge is grounded - wiring is fine. Everything is functional except that pot.


Are you saying it is tit's up?

You need to post pics.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

probably not a good connection to the pot casing, or you fried the cap.

you should solder caps with an alligator clip or similar (it doesn't matter if there's a cable connected to the clip) so the clip will take the heat from the soldering iron and it won't go to the cap. or use a heat sink made for that (which looks kind of similar).

here are some pictures from the internet, first one is a heat sink made for soldering:



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