Just wired up my guitar.... and I've got buzz. I am having trouble diagnosing it... and it's starting to irritate me.
Typical guitar wiring setup, one magnetic pickup, one volume and one tone control. This is the exact same setup I've used on my other mag pup'd guitar, with no problem.
When I turn the tone pot up, I get a buzz. If I turn the tone control down, the buzz goes away.
The strange part is, the buzz increases BIG TIME when I touch something connected to ground, and the stranger part is, the buzz DEcreases when I touch something connected to... well, whatever the opposite of ground is. I'll touch the hot wire on the output jack, and the buzz stops. Touch the lug on the pot the pickup goes into, the buzz stops.
I've got the bridge connected to ground, so I know that's not the issue. I busted out my multi meter to test for continuity, and everything checks out ok. All the ground wires are connected with each other, and all the signal wires are connected to each other.
I don't have any pics of this just yet... but I'll attach a diagram which is what I've got going in my guitar.
I'm stumped. I'm using a 250K pot for the volume, and a 500K pot for the tone, cuz that's all I've got at my house... but I don't think that should make a difference.
Any ideas? Suggestions? Recommendations for beer to drink to calm my frustrated nerves? :-)