Century 1966 loud stage hum

Discussion in 'Epiphone Guitars' started by Curt Borders, Jul 8, 2018.

  1. Curt Borders

    Curt Borders New Member

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    My 8 month old Epiphone Century plays an sounds great and I can get some cool tones from it.
    But I have a problem with a loud 60 cycle hum on stage. I am standing about 20 foot from a wireless mike receiver rack. In the exact same spot with the same pedals my Epiphone Dot335 and Gibson Les Paul Studio are dead quite (no hum).
    I have also noticed that there is a spot in my studio that does the same thing on the Century if I stand there, but no other guitar is affected.
    Are there any filter circuits I can add, or possibly a defective or ungrounded P90? It is all original wiring and pickup.
    I bought the guitar at Guitar Center and they are no authorized Epiphone dealers (who knew?) so GC will not help with out a but charge.
     
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    Same cord? Florescent lights? Does the hum change if you move around? Otherwise, all I can see is it is a P90 vs humbuckers in the other two.
     
  3. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to Epi-Talk.
    I've only read of dummy coils with Strat pickups. Someone else may have experience with this.
     
  4. Walker

    Walker Active Member

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    Welcome to the world of P90s. Roll the volume off when not playing or ignore it. They do do that, But, They sound great.
     
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    Davis Sharp Well-Known Member

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    Thinking out loud - Could you mod the guitar to fit a Duncan P90 (P94?) rail? I would think that it would not hum on the P90 only setting, but I honestly don't know.

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  6. Raiyn

    Raiyn Well-Known Member

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    It's humbucker sized. He could retrofit one of the other guitars, but that's not a straight conversion in a P90 axe. You'd also need additional switching to get the full potential out of it. It's constructed in a manner similar to a coil splitable humbucker only you're marrying a Strat-like rail single and a P90ish single coil instead of two basically identical bobbins.

    What might work out better is a stacked P90.
     
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  7. Curt Borders

    Curt Borders New Member

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    I have been using the volume pedal to do this as I suspected it was the P90, it bothers the sound team more than it does me. Thanks
     
  8. Walker

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    They work for you, So, They have to deal with it. Enjoy your P90 guitar. You could use a noise gate, But, I didn't like the one I tried.
     

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