I use a Line 6 cordless guitar pickup on all my guitars, but have found that they do cause a constant buzz from the amp. I can eliminate it by plugging directly into the amp with a patch cord, but that really limits my mobility when I'm playing, which the cordless system of course does do. Is there any way to cut the buzz using the cordless pickup? I'll appreciate any help anyone can offer.

  • This happens with any amp I use. – Fred Riedel Mar 4 '18 at 0:25
  • Assuming you are using a Line 6 Wireless unit, with a transmitter at the guitar and a receiver at the amp, you should check the cable from the receiver into the amp. Other than that I would suspect that the unit isn't working correctly, and may be broken. – Alphonso Balvenie Mar 4 '18 at 21:50
  • Yes, it is a Line 6 wireless unit, and I have several, which all do the same thing. The amps handle direct cord connection without a buzz, but when I use any of the cordless pickups (and a couple have been fixed by a local trusted shop and should work perfectly), there is a buzz, probably the worst when I use my Boss Katana 100 amp. – Fred Riedel Mar 29 '18 at 21:15

Often a player will position the receiver of a wireless unit on top of the amp they're using making it susceptible to picking up the hum that may be originating in the power transformer of the amp. If this is the case, the solution will be to relocate the receiver far enough away from the amp to eliminate the hum. usually just a few inches will do the trick.

  • The Line 6 receiver is always positioned on the floor a few feet from the amp. The buzz happens when I use the cordless receive/transmitter with any of the amps I own or have tried. Is there not a product made to correct this problem? It seems like it should be a problem that others have had as well. – Fred Riedel Jul 23 '18 at 20:23

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