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|6/1/1999 4:07 PM|
||Atchely "hum buster" mod...|
Has anyone out there performed the Atchley "hum buster" mod? I've done it to my '95 MIJ Strat and didn't achieve the level of hum reduction as I anticipated.
Any input would be a great sanity check.
|6/2/1999 7:32 PM|
I've done the Atcheley thing on 2 or 3 guitars now and the predominant reduction of hum/noise seems to be from the copper foil that I used to line the cavities and pickguard. Isolating the grounds from the signal returns adds in maybe an extra 5% worth of hum reduction. At least that is my take on the situation.
If your strat uses a RWRP middle pickup, your guitar should be very hum-free in the #2 and #4 notch positions. With a vintage-style single coil pickup used alone, IMHO you will always pick up some hum when playing in an "RF-noisy" environment.
You might look at my articles on the EPI Paul Jr and Tele mods to see how I implemented the "John Atcheley" system:
|6/3/1999 2:04 PM|
Thanks for the feedback...I'll review your data when I get out of class.
Yeah, there was "some" reduction (from what particular piece of the mod I'm not sure), but I was hoping for more - oh well...
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