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Old 05-11-2012, 06:54 PM   #1
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muddy tone

I have a guitar and I'm finding the tone is really muddy and lacking clarity. Is there anything I can besisdes the obvious of changing the pick ups to help manipulate the tone of the guitar??
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Old 05-11-2012, 06:59 PM   #2
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What guitar is it and what pickups are you using? What amp are you using? Any pedals?
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:04 PM   #3
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Its an indie extreme custom, stock pick ups. Its a. Mahogany neck and body so naturally its a darker tone but the neck piclk up is pretty trash, no clarity at all. I use a peavey. Vk with a few mods and a GT10 for effects. All my other guitars sound fine, its just this one. Is this a pick up problem or is it more electeronic?
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:33 PM   #4
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have you tried using your amp eq to accommodate for the darker tone?
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:51 PM   #5
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Has it always been muddy, or did it just start sounding muddy recently?
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:56 PM   #6
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Muddy is good.

Muddy is fun.

Muddy is bluesy.

Stick with muddy.

Like a stick... In the mud...
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:00 PM   #7
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  1. Lower your pickups.
  2. Raise your action and/or consider using a lighter string gauge.
  3. Turn your gain down.
  4. Don't go too crazy with the bass and neither max out nor scoop your mids.
  5. Clean up your technique.
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:04 PM   #8
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I would say get new pickups. However if your other guitars have a totally different sound maybe work with the muddyness. You might find the muddy tone works PERFECT on a certain song.
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