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Old 03-28-2008, 12:36 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I dont play guitar, wonder if my harmonica can pick up radio, ill check...
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Old 03-31-2008, 01:30 PM   #12 (permalink)
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it's not that uncommon. it's just that the guitar IS acting like an antenna and where the signal from the guitar to the amp isn't shielded the radio comes through. there are a few easy fixes.

1 - high end patch cables. they're almost twice the price of regular cables but they're shielded and should eliminate a significant amount of interference (not just radio but hiss from other electronic devices)

2 - aluminum foil. put a bunch of it around the input jack and the end of your patch cable to shield it from the radio signals. it's the same principle as the tin foil hats for crazy paranoid conspiracy theorists but in this case it actually works and doesn't make you seem a few notches past insane.

although sometimes getting the radio to play through the amp works well - especially with a delay and flanger haha
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Old 04-01-2008, 06:33 AM   #13 (permalink)
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That happened on the Brady Bunch too...
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Old 04-05-2008, 06:28 PM   #14 (permalink)
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My amp did that. It picked up an opera radio station one time and a Mexican radio station another time. It think my pedal is the reason
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Old 05-19-2009, 05:45 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Lmfao...yeah it does that with a cellphone too play a song or conversation whatever it may be and put it on your strings and it will pick up through the pickups. Wind will also go through so you can whisper through the strings and it will talk
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Old 06-07-2009, 06:42 AM   #16 (permalink)
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duuuude my guitar is picking up radio stations... i thought i was hearing things when i was playing then i turned the volume on my guitar down all the way and some lady was preaching.... and i turned the amp off and the preaching stopped... yes i tried seeing if it was a prank by swelling the volume on the amp rapidly....

im guessing my strings are an antenea because it only works when its pointing in a certain direction.

this ever happened to you? and how can i stop it because its reallly pissing me of...

SAVE ME FROM THE GOSPEL CHOIR!!!!
hahahahahaha holy **** that's awesome


but yeah, like mr. dave said, the guitar could act as an antenna. hell i heard of kids getting radio signals through their braces, maybe that's not so different
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Old 06-11-2009, 03:44 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Does your amp have a polarity switch?
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Old 06-11-2009, 06:18 PM   #18 (permalink)
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This happens to me too! I tried that aluminum foil thing and it works pretty well.
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Old 06-20-2009, 01:34 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Yeh my amp does the same thing when my cell rings. It just picking up radio signles... Its a little weird that it comes as strong as you say it does...
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Old 06-20-2009, 05:39 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I picked up a football game one time, for some weird reason I thought it was two-way. Unfortunately, its friggin impossible.
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