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Re: piezo pick hum

Quick anbd dirty would be to attach a wire to the metal jack, and then
to your own skin creating the same kind of ground you've created by
touching it with your finger.
But that's not elegant.
I have a similar problem I've just discovered in my larrivee with a
fishman blender. What really bothers me is that this is recent, and
I've had the guitar for nearly 15 years.

Good luck!

On 7/15/13, Michael Peters <mp@mpeters.de> wrote:
> http://www.michaelpeters.de/temp/soloette-hum_0001_0.wav
> When I plug my Graduette Soloette guitar (a nylon string travel guitar 
> with
> a piezo pick) into the external soundcard of the laptop and launch Bidule
> to
> hear it, I find that it hums - a deep drone hum plus a high whining 
> sound.
> This does not happen with regular electric guitars. My technician says it
> has to do with the piezo. When I put a finger on the jack cable that sits
> in
> the connector in the guitar, the noise stops.
> I can get rid of the deep hum with a plugin, but the high whining noise 
> is
> still there. I can't play with my finger on the jack cable all the time. 
> Is
> there a simple way to get rid of that noise?  a special VST plugin?  or
> some
> kind of grounding cable that I connect to the plug? and where does the
> other
> end go?  I need a quick and simple solution. Help!
> -Michael