Try a laundry static sheet/pad like you toss in the dryer to stop static cling on clothes. These eliminate static electricity. Wipe the guitar surface.
Tried that years ago but didn't like the residue that the dryer sheets left on the lacquer of my Les Paul. It did work though, as you say, for a few weeks at a time.
So far, the Finger Ease is doing the trick, and is lubricating the strings and polishing the neck and top as a bonus!
Hello to all,
Having played guitar for nearly 30 years in my younger life, I have experience about every guitar and amp related problem you can think of one time or another. I am a tech type person, so repairs are not out of my vocabulary. I stopped playing and followed other interests 15 years ago. I purchased a new hand picked by myself, Les Paul Tradition in 2013. For the first couple years, it didn't get much use, due to my aggravation with my lack of ability compared to years ago. Recently, I have seemed to get over the hump and have started building up my chops and even starting to feel good about my playing. As I have gotten better, I have been focusing on cleaning up my lead word with various muting technicks.
Recently I have been chasing what I thought was a rattle in the background. I have check the bridge, tailpiece and all else and nothing seemed to have found where the rattle is coming from. The other night while playing some long descending scales it became evident that the rattle was more like static. Thought maybe a bad tube in the amp. I plugged into another amp I have and same problem. So its the guitar yes I also changed cables. I go to start taking resistance reading ( thinking ground issue with guitar) and notice when I went to unstrap the guitar, it made a electrical static type sound when it rubbed against my body. On further investigation I notice with the amp on and the guitar plugged in, volume on, the rear cover plates on the guitar, when rubbed with my hand make a loud static noise, also I found that the back of the neck, has the same static issue when moving you hand up and down the neck. WOW that's got me scratching my head. The guitar has always been a little on the noisey side ( slight ground loop hum) but nothing abnormal for a les paul. Any one have thoughts on tracking down the issue and solving it.
2013 Gibson Les Paul Traditional (All Factory Stock)
Year ??? Fender stat, Hot Rodded by me (Does not have the static problem the les paul has)
Marshall 1968 Small box 50 watt
Marshall JVM 410H 100 watt, Hot Rodded by me
Marshall JCM900 1960B cab
Marshall DSL 40C Hot Rodded by me
Rapco Guitar cables
I live in a house that's over 100 years old, but all the electrical has been modernized a few years back with copper. I have double checked the outlets in my music room and they are all properly grounded, with proper neutral.
I run my marshal's connected to a voltage regulator and filter. Been doing this for years and has saved me many times and gives consistency to the amps tone.
Well they use some sort of static on the instrument as you can see here:Gibson using static charge to paint is highly unlikely. That is a car industry thing. You connect a negative voltage to metal car body shell. You then put a positive charge onto the paint at the nozzle. This has 2 benefits: it stops the paint droplets sticking together (you get uniform droplet size and less orange peel effect); the droplets are attracted to the car body so less paint is wasted. This leaves no static behind on the car at all. You can't do it with wood.
BTW yesterday a friend brought a Telecaster to me complaining it was suffering from static. He then showed me the "static noise". It turned out to be a shitty contact on the selector switch (neck position - which he hardly ever used). Whenever you dug into a note and made the guitar vibrate enough, you got a crackle along with the note. Contact cleaner cured it immediately. As you have already changed the harness/selector switch it can't be that. BUT bear in mind only one part of an LP wiring harness is common to both pups.....the wiring from selector switch to output jack. Have you tried something as simple as cleaning the jack socket?