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I either did a bad job shielding, me thinks not, or I have something else going on. It acts like it's not properly grounded but I'm sure it's grounded correctly. I'm starting to think the issue is with the pickups and not the wiring or shielding.
I'm starting to think it might be the technician.
 
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All 3 pots are grounded to the shielding. Only one is connected to the pickup.

I get the noise whether I'm touching the strings or not.
It sounds like something (a wire) is touching something it shouldn't be.
I once had a similar noise issue and when I got under the hood, I found a strand of wire frayed off and touching another wire. Sorted it out and all was good.
Not sure that's your issue since you just went through the works. But it could just be a bad connection somewhere.
 

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Pickups can just go bad (microphonic). Pretty rare but I did run across it once.

Wire it straight to the (known verified good) jack. Use known verified good cable and amp. Nothing else in between. If it still does it you've eliminated everything but the pickup itself.
 
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It sounds like something (a wire) is touching something it shouldn't be.
I once had a similar noise issue and when I got under the hood, I found a strand of wire frayed off and touching another wire. Sorted it out and all was good.
Not sure that's your issue since you just went through the works. But it could just be a bad connection somewhere.
Pickups can just go bad (microphonic). Pretty rare but I did run across it once.

Wire it straight to the (known verified good) jack. Use known verified good cable and amp. Nothing else in between. If it still does it you've eliminated everything but the pickup itself.
Ive gone straight to the jack with it, with no luck. It's either the jack, pick ups, or wires coming off the pick ups. Since both pickups do it. I think it could be the jack. Maybe a little piece of metal is jammed in there.

Good troubleshooting guys.
 

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It sounds like something (a wire) is touching something it shouldn't be.
I once had a similar noise issue and when I got under the hood, I found a strand of wire frayed off and touching another wire. Sorted it out and all was good.
Not sure that's your issue since you just went through the works. But it could just be a bad connection somewhere.
This too ^

Seen that in a couple cables. All it takes is a single strand touching something.

Also with all the soldering and resoldering could've just got something too hot/too many times.

Sounds backwards but that happens more often with an iron that's not hot enough. Takes too long and the heat has time to spread through the part.
Hot iron = quick work. Gets hot fast where it needs to but doesn't have time to spread through the part.
 
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Ive gone straight to the jack with it, with no luck. It's either the jack, pick ups, or wires coming off the pick ups. Since both pickups do it. I think it could be the jack. Maybe a little piece of metal is jammed in there.

Good troubleshooting guys.
+1 to trying a different jack then.
 
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Barrel jacks get a lot of complaints apparently. I came across one thread where somebody drilled a hole in their g&l just to be able to use a different type of jack. Wtf.
 
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I must be doing something wrong because I’ve had maybe a half dozen barrel jack-equipped guitars and had only one fail (too loose).

If that was my bass, I’d bypass the jack first to make sure it was actually the jack causing the buzz.

But since the jack is going to be replaced anyway, why test it?
 

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I must be doing something wrong because I’ve had maybe a half dozen barrel jack-equipped guitars and had only one fail (too loose).

If that was my bass, I’d bypass the jack first to make sure it was actually the jack causing the buzz.

But since the jack is going to be replaced anyway, why test it?
How can I bypass the jack? Wire in an instrument cable?
 
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I must be doing something wrong because I’ve had maybe a half dozen barrel jack-equipped guitars and had only one fail (too loose).

If that was my bass, I’d bypass the jack first to make sure it was actually the jack causing the buzz.

But since the jack is going to be replaced anyway, why test it?
Mine wore out on the inside somehow. Wire connector tabs or whole end piece get loose and wiggle. Not give a good grip on the plug anymore.
 
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Take the plug off one cable and connect those wires straight to the bass wires.

Just twisting them together maybe good enough to test. Little dab of solder make it fo sho.
Or hook it all up to an oil burner transformer. Wire each spring separately, then pinch the two ends together after licking your fingers.
Lets us know when you get this far before we tell you step two.