Mark Zeger Posted February 9, 2003 Share Posted February 9, 2003 I was auditioning a MIM Active 5 str. Jazz in a store and the individual pickup hum was louder than I expected. The store employee said it was the fluourescent lights above me, and held the bass closer to the light fixture to prove the point. It was a room in the store with a low ceiling. The store employee suggested replacing the pickups with EMGs @ $125/pr. My home studio is in a finished basement with fluourescent lights and a low ceiling, so I'm concerned about this potential noise source. I can get a 48 hour at home trial for the bass. What are other solutions are there to the fluourescent lighting hum problem? OK, other than playing in the dark or getting an incandescent lamp. Grounding? Other hum cancelling pickup recommendations? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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