Awful directional buzz and hum with PRS Vela.
I've been battling the noise on my neck pickup for months now, and I'm pretty much at my wits end. I have a terrible directional hum because of (I'm assuming) awful wiring in the unit I live in. I've taken pictures of the inside of the Vela, and hopefully you guys can help me figure out how to fix this situation.
I took the guitar to a local shop to get shielded, I called them after 4 days and they told me there "wasn't a problem in the shop" so they didn't shield it. I told them to go ahead and do it anyway, and this is what the inside looks like. I don't know if this is a good job, a rush job, or whatever due to my ignorance. Hopefully this various hodgepodge of innard pictures make sense to you guys.
Link to album of pictures.
Looks like a broken ground wire at the bridge/pickup pocket. Reconnect to the back of one of the pots and that should do it.
Actually, connect to the bridge or ground of the pickup.
When I die, I want to go peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather, not screaming......
like the passengers in his car.
Do you think it's okay that all those wires are touching like that? Would that not cause noise to travel through them? I mean, I guess they are shielded so maybe it doesn't have an impact. So you're saying to take that loose wire sticking out of the bridge socket and solder it to a ground point on the pickup itself? https://www.prsguitars.com/csc/schematics/starla.pdf
Here's a diagram, not sure exactly where I should put that wire.