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  1. Electro harmonix Soul Food.
  2. The guitar that started this whole issue was a 2013 Les Paul Traditional that had major static and electrical issues...
  3. I actually was getting paranoid, that's why I had different sales staff members try the guitars and the same static issue occurred with them too. Guitar center gibsons had the same issue. I recently purchased a used Gibson SG 61 from a mom and pop (special run made for guitar center),,,,no static, go figure. BRW, still waiting on a response from Gibson customer service!
  4. Ok, so drove by a Guitar Center today while working, spent my lunch hour trying out some of the Gibson's in the shop..2 SG's and 3 Les Paul's ...ALL of them exhibited the static problem...struck up a convo with another customer about this, he'd not heard of it but he tried the guitars and they were doing the same for him. Stopped at a small mom and pop after work while my kid was at Karate class...had just taken in a 2014 SG...tried that, minimal to normal static (winter dry air type stuff)...had 57's and coil tapped pots, small pick guard...I may end up buying this one if I can get a decent price on it.
  5. I had the same problem with Gibson customer service...phone calls unanswered, emails unanswered. 5 phone calls (kicked over to VM after lengthy hold time) and 2 emails in 2 weeks with no reply. BAD SERVICE! Same "mysterious static" problem too...on 2 Les Paul's and one 2016 SG. After Sam Ash tech couldn't sort out the static issue on the LP's I tried a SG Standard..static even worse....see my thread under Les Paul forum. I love the playability and tones of Gibson's but there are some obvious quality control issues that many seem to want to ignore...don't get the blind devotion thing. Gibson asked big money for their guitars, the least they could do is return a customers call when their $2000 guitar doesn't work properly. IMG_0258.MOV.mov
  6. Well, trying to find an answer for this led me to several forum discussions and YouTube video's detailing the same issue, so I don't think it's an unknown for Gibson, as for their lack of CS...it's appalling that a customer left now 5 messages (one with a secretary) and 2 emails in 5 days without a call back...as for my personal static charge, I would assume that would translate to other guitars as well, not just the Gibsons...and Gibsons at 2 other stores didn't do it. I wish there was an easy a answerI truly love the playability and tone of LP's and SG's ....my Tele is rock solid but it lacks that crunch
  7. I tried the dryer sheet again...nothing. If I rub the wood body of the guitar, near the controls and behind the stop tail the guitar sizzles and busses just like on the neck, if I rub the large plastic pick guard I get no noise... The rear control plate is also very loud. I know this isn't the $2000 LP but it's still a $1200 guitar and how any of these guitars are acceptable for sale is beyond me...despite loving the playability of the SG (almost as much as the LP, and more than my Tele) I think am going to return it. I don't get why this isn't a larger consumer issue??? Long story short: store is Sam Ash in CT, guitar was Gibson LP T, with "static" issues had, returned it, got another LP T and this one had same issue only worse as this one also had a grounding issue that would cut out all the electronics on the guitar and cause serious feedback...returned it. A sales associate and I went though every LP in the shop, from Studio Faded to Custom Shop and in between...they all had static, every last one! We tried a bunch of Fenders (Teles and Strats)...no static. We tried a bunch of Epiphone Les Pauls...no static. I finally settled on a Gibson SG Stsndard that seemed "less staticky" with the agreement that if it didn't dissipate in a week is return it...3 days in and the static is growing daily. I've wiped down with the dryer sheets with no benefit (the Les Pauls too, btw). I've switched cords, outlets, rooms...no change. I have a Fender Tele that works just fine, no static. So, is this a Gibson QC is a issue? I don't know...but how can EVERY guitar of one brand have the same issue and no guitars of every other brand not have any issues IN THE SAME STORE? I stopped at two mom and pop shops locally who had a few used LP's... None of those had the static issue. (One was a T but had a repaired headstock and the other shop had some Standards but they were a little too pricey...just to answer the inevitable "why didn't you buy one of those from the M&P). As an aside, I can tell you that Gibson customer service sucks...I've called them 4 times now...left 4 messages after long hold time( the system keeps prompting to leave a vm due to high call volume) with no return call. Also sent two emails...no responses. So, I scrimped and saved for the past year to buy a Gibson Les Paul...sold one of my other guitars (a Strat) to help fund it as well and when none of them in the shop work as they're supposed to I settle on another Gibson product (stupid me) that also doesn't work and Gibson can't return my calls or emails? Long story short: store is Sam Ash in CT, guitar was Gibson LP T, with "static" issues had, returned it, got another LP T and this one had same issue only worse as this one also had a grounding issue that would cut out all the electronics on the guitar and cause serious feedback...returned it. A sales associate and I went though every LP in the shop, from Studio Faded to Custom Shop and in between...they all had static, every last one! We tried a bunch of Fenders (Teles and Strats)...no static. We tried a bunch of Epiphone Les Pauls...no static. I finally settled on a Gibson SG Stsndard that seemed "less staticky" with the agreement that if it didn't dissipate in a week is return it...3 days in and the static is growing daily. I've wiped down with the dryer sheets with no benefit (the Les Pauls too, btw). I've switched cords, outlets, rooms...no change. I have a Fender Tele that works just fine, no static. So, is this a Gibson QC is a issue? I don't know...but how can EVERY guitar of one brand have the same issue and no guitars of every other brand not have any issues IN THE SAME STORE? I stopped at two mom and pop shops locally who had a few used LP's... None of those had the static issue. (One was a T but had a repaired headstock and the other shop had some Standards but they were a little too pricey...just to answer the inevitable "why didn't you buy one of those from the M&P). As an aside, I can tell you that Gibson customer service sucks...I've called them 4 times now...left 4 messages after long hold time( the system keeps prompting to leave a vm due to high call volume) with no return call. Also sent two emails...no responses. So, I scrimped and saved for the past year to buy a Gibson Les Paul...sold one of my other guitars (a Strat) to help fund it as well and when none of them in the shop work as they're supposed to I settle on another Gibson product (stupid me) that also doesn't work and Gibson can't return my calls or emails? .BTW, Gibson customer service still hasn't contacted me by email or phone.
  8. Yes, New Haven store...they've been quite accommodating in trying to work with me on this but literally every Gibson I try there snaps, crackles and pops.
  9. Searcy: thanks for the info, as for the "ground" issue that's what their tech told me. Is it possible the store is too dry b/c the LP's in the other two shops were fine?
  10. Update....and let's just say Gubson has not distinguished itself as a product or company: Long story short: store is Sam Ash in CT, guitar was Gibson LP T, with "static" issues had, returned it, got another LP T and this one had same issue only worse as this one also had a grounding issue that would cut out all the electronics on the guitar and cause serious feedback...returned it. A sales associate and I went though every LP in the shop, from Studio Faded to Custom Shop and in between...they all had static, every last one! We tried a bunch of Fenders (Teles and Strats)...no static. We tried a bunch of Epiphone Les Pauls...no static. I finally settled on a Gibson SG Stsndard that seemed "less staticky" with the agreement that if it didn't dissipate in a week is return it...3 days in and the static is growing daily. I've wiped down with the dryer sheets with no benefit (the Les Pauls too, btw). I've switched cords, outlets, rooms...no change. I have a Fender Tele that works just fine, no static. So, is this a Gibson QC is a issue? I don't know...but how can EVERY guitar of one brand have the same issue and no guitars of every other brand not have any issues IN THE SAME STORE? I stopped at two mom and pop shops locally who had a few used LP's... None of those had the static issue. (One was a T but had a repaired headstock and the other shop had some Standards but they were a little too pricey...just to answer the inevitable "why didn't you buy one of those from the M&P). As an aside, I can tell you that Gibson customer service sucks...I've called them 4 times now...left 4 messages after long hold time( the system keeps prompting to leave a vm due to high call volume) with no return call. Also sent two emails...no responses. So, I scrimped and saved for the past year to buy a Gibson Les Paul...sold one of my other guitars (a Strat) to help fund it as well and when none of them in the shop work as they're supposed to I settle on another Gibson product (stupid me) that also doesn't work and Gibson can't return my calls or emails? I'm very disappointed in Gibson as a product and as a company.
  11. Update....and let's just say Gubson has not distinguished itself as a product or company: Long story short: store is Sam Ash in CT, guitar was Gibson LP T, with "static" issues had, returned it, got another LP T and this one had same issue only worse as this one also had a grounding issue that would cut out all the electronics on the guitar and cause serious feedback...returned it. A sales associate and I went though every LP in the shop, from Studio Faded to Custom Shop and in between...they all had static, every last one! We tried a bunch of Fenders (Teles and Strats)...no static. We tried a bunch of Epiphone Les Pauls...no static. I finally settled on a Gibson SG Stsndard that seemed "less staticky" with the agreement that if it didn't dissipate in a week is return it...3 days in and the static is growing daily. I've wiped down with the dryer sheets with no benefit (the Les Pauls too, btw). I've switched cords, outlets, rooms...no change. I have a Fender Tele that works just fine, no static. So, is this a Gibson QC is a issue? I don't know...but how can EVERY guitar of one brand have the same issue and no guitars of every other brand not have any issues IN THE SAME STORE? I stopped at two mom and pop shops locally who had a few used LP's... None of those had the static issue. (One was a T but had a repaired headstock and the other shop had some Standards but they were a little too pricey...just to answer the inevitable "why didn't you buy one of those from the M&P). As an aside, I can tell you that Gibson customer service sucks...I've called them 4 times now...left 4 messages after long hold time( the system keeps prompting to leave a vm due to high call volume) with no return call. Also sent two emails...no responses. So, I scrimped and saved for the past year to buy a Gibson Les Paul...sold one of my other guitars (a Strat) to help fund it as well and when none of them in the shop work as they're supposed to I settle on another Gibson product (stupid me) that also doesn't work and Gibson can't return my calls or emails? I'm very disappointed in Gibson as a product and as a company.
  12. So, the Sam Ash tech couldn't solve the issue, in fact it grew worse after he replaced the toggle switch and shielded some wiring. They pretty much tapped out after that and offered me a refund or exchange so they gave me a great deal on a 2015 LP Traditional Classic Ice Tea plain top. As I mentioned earlier, all the LP's there "crackled" somewhat but this one less than all the others so I'm hoping it just has to be worn in some. If not it's got full warranty coverage which is better than the one I returned (only 30 days). Thanks for the replies and helping out this noob.
  13. Purchased a like new 2013 Les Paul T at Sam Ash. Noticed upon playing it at home that the neck cracks, pops When I move my hand up and down it and the guitar in general has a lot of static charge to it. Also the switch covers seem to conduct a lot if charge. The tech said it tests for ground, no wiring issues evident. Also, the guitar hums when strings are not touched, especially with the tone knobs turned up. To their credit, Sam Ash has tried to accomadate me and are currently working to resolve the issue (without luck so far). The manager even offered me a sweet deal on a new LP....I tried 11 of them and guess what? All 11 had the same static issue. I even had the Salesman try them out, he had the same issue. We tried different amps in different parts of the store, different cables...all of them did it. I know this topic has been covered before but my question is: HAS ANYONE DEFINATIVELY DISCOVERED WHAT CAUSES THIS AND WHAT CURES IT???
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