better guitar grounding?


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My ibanez rg7621 has a large amount of buzz when I plug into my Engl Blackmore signature 100. It is substantially reduced when I touch the volume or tone pot. Is there anything I can do to better ground this guitar or reduce the noise? There was always a little buzz or hum but I think it became worse after my guitar tech swapped out the volume pot a few months ago. I wasn't really playing amplified that much so I didn't notice until now. I am using good cables and the head is in prime condition and my other guitars aren't nearly as bad. Any suggestion are greatly appreciated.


Lord Of The Thighs
You might have a ground loop in the control cavity. Try isolating the volume pot from the control cavity shielding with a plastic washer.


cheap bastard
The new pot would be my first suspect. Since the noise dies down when you touch the pot, I wonder if the pot case is not grounded properly. I'd check the connection from that pot to ground. Is the buzz louder when the volume is down?


Blow Me !!!
Check to make sure there is a solid ground connection on the back of the pots and that is is solid all the way back to the Ground connection to the bridge , also try shielding the cavity were the pots and pickups are and grounding that also ......