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Static sound from pick guard
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I have a semi hollow body electric guitar. When it is plugged in and I'm playing if I rub my finger or hand across the pickup guard I get a static sound. it is very noticeable . Anyone know how to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony Bennardo Jun 28, 2010.

Mellow sounding strings for a Martin HD28
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Hi All,  Been trying all the Martin strings and I can't seem to find a mellow sounding string. The Martins are all too bright sounding for me. Could someone post their finding on strings and any…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony Bennardo Jun 19, 2010.

 

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Tony Bennardo replied to blake wright's discussion Post pix of your guitars
"Here Is my new addition It is a Parker PA-24 The smoothest tone I own . Craftsmanship is above my standards. The Neck and Bridge and pick-guard is made from something called Ivoryiod. ( not sure of the spelling ) I love the shape of the Parker, it…"
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Tony Bennardo replied to Tony Bennardo's discussion Static sound from pick guard
"Thanks John, for all your help. Tony"
Jun 28, 2010
John Gundrum replied to Tony Bennardo's discussion Static sound from pick guard
"Accessing the innards of a semi-acoustic can be pretty tedious unless there is an access plate or something on the back. There is a ground on the jack plate which can make it easier. But as you said, taking it to a tech would be the best thing for a…"
Jun 28, 2010
Tony Bennardo replied to Tony Bennardo's discussion Static sound from pick guard
"My guitar is a Hofner semi hollow Very Thin Contemporary Series CT model. it is as you say connected to the body with an angle bracket and one screw on the other end. I have taken the guard off and all is fine, but I prefer to have it on. I'm…"
Jun 28, 2010
John Gundrum replied to Tony Bennardo's discussion Static sound from pick guard
"I don't know how the pickguard is attached to the guitar, but you did say it is a semi-hollow body. What brand/model guitar is it? My guess is the pick guard is the triangular type attached to the guitar with a few screws and an angle brace or…"
Jun 28, 2010
Tony Bennardo replied to Tony Bennardo's discussion Static sound from pick guard
"Hi John , Thanks for all the possibilities. I did a search and found one guitarist said to rub the pick-guard with laundry ( stay puff) it will make it quite and sure enough it now has no noise, I don't know how long it will last but it is…"
Jun 28, 2010
John Gundrum replied to Tony Bennardo's discussion Static sound from pick guard
"There are a number of things that can be the issue here. Many of which might not even be the guitar. I don't know how you are setup there so I'm going to throw out a bunch of things. Does the guitar have single coil pick-up(s)? My guess…"
Jun 27, 2010
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Static sound from pick guard

I have a semi hollow body electric guitar. When it is plugged in and I'm playing if I rub my finger or hand across the pickup guard I get a static sound. it is very noticeable . Anyone know how to stop this from happening. Or why. My amp is plugged into my home outlet.
Jun 27, 2010
Tony Bennardo replied to David's discussion Second Guitar
"Hi Dave welcome aboard. I have a Hofner Very Thin CT. Contemporary Series semi hollow guitar. It is a German company. However I think this is assembled in China. Workmanship isas good as my HD28 Martin. Very easy to play and has a robust sound. All…"
Jun 25, 2010
Tony Bennardo replied to blake wright's discussion Post pix of your guitars
"Paddy, you sure have some wonderful Guitars . Play them in good health."
Jun 20, 2010
Tony Bennardo replied to blake wright's discussion Post pix of your guitars
"Morning John, I just got the Fender Amp last week, It is the Blues JR. with the Tweed upgrade that has the Jensen 12' premium speaker upgrade. So far I have been very happy with the little monster, It can really put out some major volume. My…"
Jun 20, 2010
Tony Bennardo replied to blake wright's discussion Post pix of your guitars
"Wow that sure is a beauty. if it sounds half as good as it looks it is a keeper."
Jun 19, 2010

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Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Guitar student
How many years have you been playing guitar?
1-2 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Nylon-string guitar, Archtop guitar, Electric guitar
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Gretch 6120, Taylor 714, Guild Gad c2 classical Martin HD 28, Guild Gad 50 ,Gibson songwriter, Hagstrum 650, Fender strat.
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At 1:48pm on January 21, 2010, Stephanie Jackson said…
Hey Tony! Thanks for the comment. I love your guitar collection...looks like a little piece of heaven! :-)
 
 
 

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