Is my Electrum a radio? Log Out | Topics | Search
Moderators | Register | Edit Profile

Alembic Club » Owning an Alembic » Troubleshooting » Archive through November 30, 2011 » Is my Electrum a radio? « Previous Next »

Author Message
Username: stashman

Post Number: 7
Registered: 12-2010
Posted on Monday, December 13, 2010 - 4:12 pm:   Edit Post

I just bought a used 1985 Electrum with 3 single coils and it seems to tune in a radio signal through the amp (I hear music playing through the amp when I am not playing, it decreases when I turn down the tone knob)? I have tried it several times, and with different amps. If I grab another guitar and plug into the same chord, no music. Any ideas? Thanks,
Username: mica

Post Number: 7096
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Monday, December 13, 2010 - 4:50 pm:   Edit Post

Check and see if there is a large ferrite bead the pickup wires pass through. It should look something like if not exactly like this:
ferrite bead
Both pickup wires should pass through at least once. If you don't have this, email me (click on "mica" in the left column) with your name and address and I will send one to you.

Topics | Last Day | Last Week | Tree View | Search | Help/Instructions | Program Credits Administration