View Full Version : Hum on PRS single coil pickups?

08-24-2012, 02:53 PM
Hi everyone,
Can someone with experience with the PRS single coil equipped guitars and Fender guitars please comment on pickup hum in the PRS models? My local dealer doesn't have a DC3 or 305 (yet), so I'm keen to hear what some experienced people think. Thanks!

08-26-2012, 09:39 AM
I plugged both these guitars in at a store yesterday into a Mesa recto-verb combo with a decent amount of gain dialed in. The DC3 was dead silent in all pickup positions. The 305 had some slight hum in positions 1, 3, 5. It wasn't a lot, but it was audible and there. Positions 2 & 4 were dead silent.

08-26-2012, 03:55 PM
I get some hum on pretty much everything single coil or tapped, even slightly on the Siggy, but the wiring in my house is not the best - it's expected.

The only guitar I have where the hum interferes with playing is one of my SE EGs, but that's because the previous owner put in different pots and did a poor soldering job, so it's not grounded well.

08-28-2012, 04:36 AM
Thanks a lot guys, much appreciated. :)