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Trond Vold
post Aug 21 2010, 10:39 PM
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I've recently been having some strange issues with the sound on my Schecter.
It's like a certain frequency-range has been eradicated and it's also lost ALOT of punch!

I have checked batteries and for potential loose wirings. Everything looks perfect, and it's annoying me like crazy.
I've put up a clip comparing my Jackson and the Schecter.

PS! The sound is a bit sharp perhaps, but i just selected a random preset i sometimes use and recorded.
Both guitars are recorded with identical settings and identical setup and no fx at all.

First round is played with the Jackson.
The volumedrop is the most noticable when it's time for the Schecter. But i also hear something else missing.

Am i just going nuts? Or does anyone else hear it too? In my ears, it used to sound alot more clearer and had more definition.
In short, the bridgepickup used to sound almost identical to the Jackson.

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post Aug 21 2010, 10:48 PM
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You could try spraying some contact cleaner in the pots, that might clear up the problem.


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post Aug 21 2010, 10:53 PM
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QUOTE (Mudbone @ Aug 21 2010, 11:48 PM) *
You could try spraying some contact cleaner in the pots, that might clear up the problem.


I hate scracthy pots! .. so i do that from time to time actually and i doubt that is the problem here.


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post Aug 21 2010, 11:01 PM
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to me the shecter sounds like a guitar with a single coil, maybe you got some electric problems?


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post Aug 21 2010, 11:11 PM
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QUOTE (Adrian Figallo @ Aug 22 2010, 12:01 AM) *
to me the shecter sounds like a guitar with a single coil, maybe you got some electric problems?


Actually...... i think you might be on to something there.

The pickup is an EMG-81TW. It's identical to the 81 in sound, but it features a possibility for coilsplit (which i've never bothered to try).
When i now tried to turn it on through the tone-knob it changed to an even thinner change in sound.

It kinda sounds like it wont go back to full humbucking-mode....


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post Aug 23 2010, 03:50 PM
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I can feel the big difference...you're not crazy....

I think it has to do with pick-ups


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post Aug 24 2010, 01:38 PM
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Does that happen with the neck pickup as well?


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post Nov 6 2010, 08:49 PM
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Did you ever fix this problem? I experienced the exact same thing with my Hellraiser a while back and I always thought it was just in my head 'til I found this. Push/pull pots as well.

(And to the above person, it kind of does happen with the neck pickup as well although I'm not sure since I rarely/never use the neck pickup)

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wondering the same thing biggrin.gif


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