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    Mojo's Minions Silence Kid's Avatar
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    Default Source of Buzz - My Rug

    More ridiculous noise-abatement in my house: So I get ground buzz only when I stand on my area rug barefoot - but not on the carpet around it Using a Fuhrman power conditioner. Noise goes away when I touch the strings (or step off the rug, or put on shoes.)

    • Is something probably wrong with the grounding of my house?
    • ...Or with the grounding of my amp(s)?
    • ...Or the guitar(s)?
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    Default Re: Source of Buzz - My Rug

    Do you really love that rug?

    You can test the grounding of the amp easily. Use a multimeter set to lowest resistance reading & test from the ground of your instrument lead connected to the amp & the ground pin of the power cable of the amp disconnected from the wall outlet. If it matches the zero reading then its all good.

    Next is the grounding of the house, when was grounding carried out, like 20yrs back? Do all outlets in the house give ground buzz?

    If it goes away when you touch the strings, the grounding of the guitar is good. I have had one guitar buzz more if my feet were in the air, would reduce with my barefeet on floor lol
    It could be just interference in the environment you are at, the neighbourhood transformer, wifis, old gen cordless phones, cell towers, dimmer switches, shared apartment grounds, random stuff, etc.

    I hate ground buzz, my non shielded guitar buzzes so much until i touch a metal part on it. Hope ya ground buzz goes away soon.

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    Default Re: Source of Buzz - My Rug

    Ynguie approved white noise

    Tone rug

    Static in the rug maybe?
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    Default Re: Source of Buzz - My Rug

    Probably poor grounds in the house.


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    Default Re: Source of Buzz - My Rug

    Shave it.

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    Default Re: Source of Buzz - My Rug

    Ahh the rug is on the carpet
    The dissimilar materials are causing a charge
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