Everything posted by DanielGD5
Thanks for the replies! I used copper tape on the inside of the plastic covers and earthed it to the guitar. This helped with the static on these parts. It seems like the finish is the problem and Im hesitant on using anything on it as it is a 2000 dollar guitar, and I dont want to ruin it. (I can't wrap the whole guitar in copper tape, haha). I think there's three options: 1. Live with it, use dryer sheets and hope it gets better with age. 2. Re-do the finish competly on the back of the body with a good paint . Do the job Gibson can't... 3. Sell it and buy a guitar without the satin or the static finish. I find it super weird when I look closely on the finish what a sloppy and bad painting job Gibsen have done. The pores aren't filled and the finish got the static issue. I can only guess, but it's probably a way to save money.. without sounding too bitter. Everything else with the guitar is fantastic. I suppose option 1 or 2...
Hi! Thanks for the superfast answer. I tried something similar to dryer sheets, and it WORKED! Thank you! It's not that much of a cold winter in my country now with constant rain and 5+ Celsius. So I don't think the humidity is that big of an issue. My next question would be: Is there a long-term fix to this? As I kept on playing this evening, I kind of "wiped" the antistatic solution off the guitar, and the problem occurred once again. After a second "deep-dive" into youtube and google, it seems like this has been an issue as far back as 2011. Is there any plastic-like solution Gibson now uses on the finish of the guitar that makes this static noise? Would anti-static spray ruin the finish?
Hi! It's my first post on this forum after completing google, searching for my issue. I bought the Les Paul Deluxe Player 2018 Satin Vintage Sunburst with mini-humbuckers last year and it's an awesome guitar. Last week I encountered some weird static noise during a gig when I moved around on stage. When I rubbed the guitar against my body (walking) or when I touch the back of the body (more noticeably when I brush my hand across the plastic cover for the volume and tone controls) I get this weird static/scratchy noise. The static sounds like a broken cable crackling, but I've tested with different cables and with the plastic cover off. Noise is still there. I've tested brushing my hand over the back of the guitar and the static noise can only be heard where the electronics are. There's no static noise from the front of body. I've looked inside the cavity for volume and tone and everything looks good, no bad wiring or anything that seems out of place. I also checked the jack input and here everything seems to be okay. Volume and tone pots are placed on a print card. 1. Have you encountered this before? 2. Do anyone have a fix for this? I'm don't have the best guitar tech knowledge, so if you reply I hope you cold keep it "simple-stupid". Here's a link to youtube to see for yourself: Youtube video *not that fluent in English, so if you need me to elaborate I'll do my best.