Just recently acquired new 2012 Eric Johnson strat ... Love the guitar, neck, finish, tone,colour, case etc but the pickup hum/noise is too much for me . I have tried it with different amp, leads, pedals, in a different house etc and has been no change .. all points to the guitar itself- my standard single coil strat is totally quiet on the same setup.
buzz stops when I touch the strings or bridge or any metal and appears to get louder as the volume passes through 7-8 then fades bit i am sure this is not normal. I am about to take it back to the dealer but fear he will not find a fault Any suggestions please and if everyone says this is to be expected, then can someone suggest alternative pickups I like the SC vintage sound but am not desperate to try and sound exactly like EJ I am not keen to go down the shielding route.. Help from any experts out there please all the reviews of this guitar were excellent and never mention noise problems.All answers on other forums are totally contradictory ! ?????