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It’s not the cord

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

I turned my amp on and all of a sudden I was accosted with the most horrible buzz. Just like every other guitarist my first reaction was the cord is grounding out. I took the plug apart and reattached the leads; tested for continuity and checked to see if the leads were touching. It was fine. I plugged it in again and the same thing. I tried a different cord; same thing. I tried a different amp; same thing. I did start to notice that as I held the metal plug the noise diminished and the signal got stronger. Now, just before I started taking my guitar apart I tightened the nut that holds the input jack on the guitar; problem fixed.