The "Official Silver Sky" Thread

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by [email protected], Mar 5, 2018.

  1. smithbuddy760

    smithbuddy760 New Member

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    My SS does the same thing. I feel like the issue stems from the guitar not being shielded completely. And this is something all SS are like.I'm still curious as to what everyone else here has to say too, but my understanding was that it was relatively normal and comes from the pickups picking up electrical interference from your body and then when you touch the guitar or any part of the signal chain your body itself is now grounded and no longer acting as amplifier for random signals. If it were a grounding issue I was under the impression that touching the guitar would cause noise to increase, not go away.
     
  2. SilverSkyGuy

    SilverSkyGuy Professional Mediocre Guitarist

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    Hey all, new to the forum here. I just picked up a Silver Sky in Onyx. Great guitar for blues and rock. I did have one question, in the case with the guitar is what looks like a piece to a Floyd Rose bridge. Sort of like a fine tuner. Wondering if it was supposed to come with the guitar, and if so, what it’s for, or if the previous owner threw it in by accident. Here’s a pic. Thanks!
    https://imgur.com/a/SIbbcDH
     
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  3. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Looks like a replacement for the locking tuner screw.
    Oh, and congrats and welcome!
     
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  4. SilverSkyGuy

    SilverSkyGuy Professional Mediocre Guitarist

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    Ahhhh yes! Thanks!
     
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  5. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    You are welcome sir! Enjoy that bada$$ axe!
     
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  6. smithbuddy760

    smithbuddy760 New Member

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    Does anyone else have an insight into this?
     
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  7. SilverSkyGuy

    SilverSkyGuy Professional Mediocre Guitarist

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    Mine has some hum. There are lots of variables, but most single coils have some amount of hum. I live in an older house too and that certainly doesn’t help. I use the EHX Hum Debugger. It helps a little, but the best solution is the ISP Decimator. You can certainly check your grounds and should the entire guitar, but I can almost guarantee you won’t see much of a difference. Just my experience though.
     
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  8. smithbuddy760

    smithbuddy760 New Member

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    by hum I don’t mean 60 cycle hum which is there in positions 1,3, and 5. I’m solely talking about buzz that goes away only when the strings are touched or any metal part of the amp or any piece of metal in the signal chain is touched. Do you have this as well ?
     
  9. SilverSkyGuy

    SilverSkyGuy Professional Mediocre Guitarist

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    Yes I do.
     
  10. SilverSkyGuy

    SilverSkyGuy Professional Mediocre Guitarist

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    This is from the Telecaster forum.

    “The fact that the buzz goes away when you touch the strings indicates it is grounded properly. The issue is one of shielding. When you come in contact with a grounded part of your guitar your body provides a shielding effect against extraneous noise.“

    Extra shielding will help a little, but it also depends on things such as the amount of gain, how clean your power source is, etc.
     
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  11. RickP

    RickP Established 1960, Still Not Dead

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    I’m going more PRS by the day. Just sold one of my Strats to help fund a used Horizon SS, and looking forward to it covering the occasional need to go F-style. I just dig the quality of my PRSs, and this is about the only form of reverse headstock that I’m likely to play. :p

    Pics to follow... UPDATE, as promised:
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  12. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Atta boy. In with both feet!
     
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  13. Bret Trammell

    Bret Trammell New Member

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    Any Silver Sky NAMM 2020 rumors that anyone has come across? I know it's less than two weeks away, but I still want a sneak peak! :)
     
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  14. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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  15. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    DougUSMC Perpetual Practicer

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  17. strat63

    strat63 New Member

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    I'd say maple neck and a new nitro finish. We'll all know soon enough I suppose.
     
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  18. Bob Hundemer

    Bob Hundemer New Member

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    Ok I need to ask. I've had a Texas special strat for a long time. Maybe now that I'm older (73) it becomes a little more difficult to play. I'm wondering if the Silver sky with its 7.5 radius neck would be easier to play.
     
  19. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Good question. What's the radius on yours?
     
  20. Bob Hundemer

    Bob Hundemer New Member

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    I had to look it up. It looks like a 9.5 inch radius.
     

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