After a days work the improvement even surprised me and was worth every bit of effort.
The feedback I am talking about isn't the Hendrix cool type, instead is more of a buzzing popping and rather intrusive noise.
If you play with clean tone on the amp it starts humming, and I cannot put the distortion on the dial more than 4, before it turns into a whinny noise.
Simple ways to over come this problem is:
Cleaning all electrical parts
Setting your pickups in wax.
Shielding your electrics from outside interference.
New strings and more springs on the tremolo (whammy) unit helps get better tone and sustain.
The next step is a little theory to why the above help improve your instrument, you may skip it if you just want.
Disclaimer: Less than $20 is including foil, wax and new strings (I did not include equipment or any other extra costs I think are readily available). I am not responsible for any damage or harm caused from following this instructable. Follow this is at your own risk.
Step 1: Equipment
- 20 tea light candles enough to be able to submerge the pickups, (I re-molded the extra wax still had 15 left)
- Kitchen foil
- Spray on glue
- 1 small pot
- 1 larger Pot with
- Solderer and solder
- Screw drivers, 2 flat heads and one Philips head
- Duct tape
- WD40 or Shelly's RP7