Earlier this week I posted a problem I was having with my guitars. No matter what pickups I used, I always got an annoying buzz and needed to sort it out. I've only been at this about 3 months and suffer from the Newbie Blues, making obvious mistakes and a little timid to ask for help.
I received over 70 replies between my post and messenger. EVERY SINGLE ONE of them were supportive and helpful. I probably learned more about guitar electronic basics in one day than 15 years playing them and definitely more than the 3 months I've been struggling to figure them out. Turns out the problem was a combination of less than ideal grounding and florescent lighting I use in my work space/private rock venue/basement. (There's a funny anecdote about me walking my basement/shop holding one end of a guitar cable with the other end plugged in to a 30 watt amp on my kid's skateboard pointing it around like a divining rod looking for hum)
I want to thank everyone in this group from the seasoned professional to the guy that wants to try it just because he's got a bunch of scrap wood lying around and thinks "why not make a guitar?" for their support and generous sharing of information. It's easy to get discouraged when you try something new and keep making the same mistakes. Thank you all for getting me over that hurdle and giving me something I can share with the next guy that has the same problem.
You guys ROCK!