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I posted this topic in the gibson custom section but nobody seems to be there so im going to ask her. e. My 68 reissue has been humming a massive amount, and at certain times it actually statics. If I put my hand on the fretboard the static goes away but the humming continues. This has never happened before it started only a few days ago. Could it also possibly be the wire?

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Nope when I touch the strings the static goes away but the humming continues at the same 'loudness'

Strange, next thing I'd check is the jack, sometimes the wiring to the jack can becomes tangled in the jack's tang, or wiring can be easily broken or twisted if the jack has ever been loose and able to move around.

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Been watching this thread, you may have found the solution by now,

but I'll proceed as if problem still exists.

 

Gonna have to pull a "Mr. Spock" and logically isolate the defective

component in the chain.

 

If you switch Guitars, does problem sill exist?

If yes, problem is in Instrument cable, or is amp-related.

If no, problem is in Guitar.

 

Using original guitar, if you switch Instrument cable, does problem still exist?

If yes, problem is in Guitar, or is amp-related.

If no, your cable has a broken wire inside - unscrew each end and look, and/or

fix or replace cable.

 

Should initial test isolate problem back to GIT, RaSTuS is on target - carefully

remove jack plate and pull away from body of git, check for "funky" wire (broken,

twisted, ALMOST broken with fly-away strands touching other parts of jack...).

 

Short on time, wanted to see where you are at this point.......

One of us will respond to your answer.

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