Guitar Chords: My Electric Guitar Buzzes Constantly?

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Whenever i play my guitar or if i leave it plugged in, there is really loud buzzing noise coming through the speakers, it is there all the time even when im playing. I’m not a beginner guitarist so i know its not me buzzing on the chords

My guitar is Fender Telecaster

I use v-amp 2 guitar pod and if i turn the noise gate down to -48 db it stops it at the cost of a rubbish sounding guitar.

Is it my guitar and how do i stop it?

Thanks
I don’t have another amp unfortunatly

It doesn’t stop humming when i touch metal, it reduces it a little but when i move around the room it sometimes stops

Comments

  1. kech380 says:

    Have you thought that it might be your amp?

  2. Robert D says:

    Bad earth connection.

    Check leads.

  3. desert camel says:

    well i know nothing about guitar’s but i know amps….you have an earth leak/fault….that makes amps buz.

  4. ((LOON)) says:

    Bad earth…does it stop when you touch anything metal on the guitar???

  5. Alex M says:

    it is your guitar. All guitars with single coil pickups are prone to get what is known as “60 Cycle Hum” If you switch so that you use both pickups then it will reduce this. Humbuckers are essentially the same as two single coils. they “buck” the hum. I am just saying what i know based by your info. It could be your amp also but your guitar is most likely part of the problem if you only use one pickup at a time.

  6. handsonmyface says:

    It’s most likely your amp. Here’s a test, take your guitar and try it on a different amp and see if it buzzes. If it does, something is wrong with the wiring of your pickups (the pieces by the bridge that “pickup” the sound of the strings vibrating and converts them to an electric signal that the amp… well, amplifies) If it doesn’t buzz through another amp then you know it’s your amp that’s the problem. Take it to a music shop to get it fixed or just get a new one.

    Also, since you have a Tele, the buzz you hear could be from the kind of pickups it has. Teles generally use single coils which are known to be a bit more noisy with age than humbuckers (dual coil pickups that reduce hum)

  7. Karl M says:

    IT SOUNDS LIKE A BAD EARTH CONNECTION ON THE AMP OR THE LEAD, UNSCREW THE PHONO LEAD AND CHECK THE SOLDER JOINT ON THE WIRES, IT COULD ALSO BE A DODGY POT WHICH IS A VOLUME TWIST SWITCH.TAKE THE FRONT OF THE AMP OF AND BLAST THE DUST OF THE BACK OF THE SWITCHES WITH A HAIR DRYER ON COLD, HOPE IT SOLVES IT…