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    I have a Warmoth Tele with 3 pickups - 2 single coil (hum canceling) and the bridge is a humbucker. I have put a wire from the bridge to a pot for grounding. But there is a loud buzz. When I touch the strings or some metal on the guitar, the buzz goes away. But if I don't touch anything, the buzz is really loud. I have replaced the pickups and even the control panel, just to eliminate those as being the issue. But with all new electronics, it still buzzes really loudly.
    Any suggestions on what the issue could be? I have gone over my soldering, and it's fine. My other guitars don't have this issue.

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    Welcome to the forum!

    My guess is that the hot and ground could be reversed on the jack. Check that first.
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    Great, thanks! I'll check it

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    That wasn't the issue. It made it worse.

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    You have any pictures? It’s definitely a grounding issue. Is the back of that pot connected to the input jack or another pot that is?


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    Quote Originally Posted by greg54 View Post
    That wasn't the issue. It made it worse.
    well, that is the easiest thing to check in such cases. We need to see pics. Something isn't making a complete ground.
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    No matter how I try to post photos - whether from my computer or from photobucket - it won't allow me to.

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    Try using your phone and access the forum through tapatalk

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    Worst case, just have the links to your photobucket album.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greg54 View Post
    I have a Warmoth Tele with 3 pickups - 2 single coil (hum canceling) and the bridge is a humbucker. I have put a wire from the bridge to a pot for grounding. But there is a loud buzz. When I touch the strings or some metal on the guitar, the buzz goes away. But if I don't touch anything, the buzz is really loud.
    This is definitely a grounding issue.

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    I have gone over my soldering
    99% of the time when someone has this problem and they say they have checked their wiring/soldering, it IS their wiring and/or soldering that is the problem. Unfortunately, we can't see where the problem is without clear, uncluttered photos that show every wire and connection. You say you grounded the bridge which is normally the culprit, and you checked the wiring of the jack to make sure the wires aren't reversed, so there is something else that either isn't grounded (to the pot which you grounded the bridge to) or the wiring is wrong or a bad solder connection.

    Figure out a way to get photos to us or send me the guitar and I'll check it out, whichever is easier (pictures are usually easier and much cheaper).
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    Rule of thumb... the more pot you have, the better your tone.

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    These are the best photos I could get. Don't know why they doubled the photos. The black wire in the top photos is the ground from the baseplate.

    GuitarDoc, where are you located in CA? I'm in Northern CA.

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    Originally Posted by IanBallard
    Rule of thumb... the more pot you have, the better your tone.

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    The white/bare and black solder in the pot doesn’t look so good. What is the red wire coming off the lug?
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    I don't mean any offense by this, but it's clear which connections were made by 920D, and which were made by you. Which 920D Tele plate/project is this? This might help us to straighten out your wiring.

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    beaubrummels: The red/white wire goes to the jack.

    ArtieToo: Not offended. I know my wiring isn't the best. But it usually works - except for this guitar. I have 3 other guitars that I've soldered, and none of them have this issue. Not sure what you mean by asking what 920D Tele plate this is.

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