me again with yet another Zoom R16 issue

Discussion in 'Digital Recorders' started by thecurejosh, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. thecurejosh

    thecurejosh Active Member

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    So i'm trying to record bass.

    I am using an Ashdown ABM evo iii head and I'm running the D.I out in to the zoom and it is making a horrible humming noise. It sound like an earthing issue.

    This happened last time I tried to record bass at a band practice but it didn't do it when I ran a jack lead out of the headphones in put in to a PA mixing desk (was using that for play back)

    Any advice on how I can stop this from happening. Some people have mentioned a plug not having a grounding wire or words to that effect.

    Thanks again guys!
     
  2. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

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    Can you describe the lead you are using to connect the Ashdown DI output to the Zoom R16 input? It will have a female XLR connector on one end, but what is on the other - male XLR, TRS jack plug, TS jack plug? Does the lead have two inner conductors plus a screen?
     
  3. pcrecord

    pcrecord Quality recording seeker ! Well-Known Member

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    Could be a cheap or faulty shield in your cable(s). If your DI has a ground lift, give it a go. If your bass goes to a effect board before the DI, try without it.

    And for last, it could be the internal wiring of the bass it-self or the pickups quality...
     

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