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    What are your musical goals?

    Nice topic Dreadnut! Maybe what I love most about playing music is that it gets me out of my left brain. I don't play out - I'm not good enough and I'm too self conscious. My duo partner and I write songs individually and show up and play in my basement studio - the song writer on rhythm and...
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    Amp buzz conundrum

    Lol. I do appreciate the theories and will continue to debug. I just want to have nice sound and not die.
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    Amp buzz conundrum

    I'm getting the same buzz behavior on 3 different amps. I removed the original amp of concern and plugged in a different amp and got the same behavior. The other amp I have on the circuit also buzzes, but at a lesser volume. This makes me think it's not the amp.
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    Amp buzz conundrum

    Better if I touch the strings. Better if I touch the mic. I also plugged the sound system (amps, mixer, mics, etc) into an outlet on a different circuit from the lights in the room. When I turn on the LED lights in the room, the buzz increases 3X. This happens whether the sound system is on...
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    Amp buzz conundrum

    Yep, those were the first things, hoping for an easy answer! The fact that my X-500 was the only guitar that had zero buzz helped me figure out this is all EMF interference. So if we want another reason to praise the X-500, it appears to have excellent shielding. On the other hand, my 1999...
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    Amp buzz conundrum

    Good tip. I will get one. I know I at least have ground loop problems across outlets that I should fix. I think I've made sense of the buzz now, and the amp is normal. I found this page helpful. I noticed that turning off lights reduces the buzz. Holding the guitar increases buzz (added...
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    Amp buzz conundrum

    This amp is not vintage. It's two years old and came with a 3-prong. Now I'm stumped on this again as I plugged in a different amp and got the exact same behavior. Then I scrutinized my seemingly quiet Fender amp, and it's doing the same thing to a lesser volume. I'm going to get the...
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    Amp buzz conundrum

    Hi Nuuska, Thanks for taking the time to look at this. That all makes sense. The amp has a 3-prong cable. I've also tried changing the amp power cord. I've moved the amp to various outlets and there is always a buzz. Touching either mic, when the amp is plugged into the system power strip...
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    Amp buzz conundrum

    There is a Guild punch line to this question, but it's a sound system issue and I'm hoping one of the many techies here may have a quick answer. I've attached a (rough) drawing of my home studio. Apologies that some lines are power and some are signal and I don't differentiate, but hopefully...
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    1976 X-500 with short frets

    Hi Dreadnut, my serial number is 137191. It's a blonde. I wanted a sunburst, but this was the one that wasn't priced ridiculously high at the time. Maybe it was the frets.....
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    1976 X-500 with short frets

    Thanks everyone!
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    1976 X-500 with short frets

    Here's a profile pic. Thanks in advance for any theories on the fret height.
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    1976 X-500 with short frets

    I acquired this guitar about six months ago. The frets are noticeably shorter/lower than my other guitars. I don't know how short because measuring that is kind of hard and I don't want to take the strings off. Is it likely that the frets were sanded down, or did these models come with short...
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    Humidify Properly

    My guitar room is 14' x 30' and winter humidity is 20% here in Colorado. I use an Aircare MA1201 humidifier that keeps it at 40% with daily water refill. But it's super noisy, so I also have small Homech Ultrasonic that I run while playing. It's silent but has small tank capacity and requires...
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    Your experience with the Korean A-150

    I had a 2018 NS A-150 for a few months. The #1 issue was that it arrived from Sweetwater with a cracked top. The reason was that the case pressed on the volume knob and it was enough pressure in transit to crack the top. Sweetwater sent me another one and it had the exact same issue. I...
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