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Old 10-04-2012, 02:02 PM   #1
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Farty sound from neck humbucker.

Hey guys,

The neck pickup in my tokai love rock sounds just awful with any amount of distortion. When playing clean it's rather ok but not as clean as the bridge, and as soon as I get breakup it sounds just like farts.

I've checked the wiring visually and everything looks ok to me. I've also checked the resistances on the output jack and they seem to be inline with the specs for the PAF MK2 (12k and 8k ohms).

Any ideas for what might cause this?
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:04 PM   #2
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What kind of amp are you using? Have you tried lowering the pickup?
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:07 PM   #3
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Amp is a JCM 2203.

I've fiddled with the pickup height. When I've got it real low (low enough to see the wood) the farty sound was still there, but less prominent.
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:21 PM   #4
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Hmm, what kind of cabinet? And do you know what kind of pickup it is? You might just want a pickup with tighter bass.
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:30 PM   #5
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The cab is a Krankenstein Jr 1x12 closed back. The pickup is a PAF MK2, it's what comes stock with love rocks.

Any suggestions for a new pickup? For genres it'd be heavy metal/trash and some classic rock. Think Judas Priest and Iron Maiden mainly with some early Metallica and AC/DC.
I'm getting a DP-103 in the neck for my strat, so something different maybe?
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:31 PM   #6
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Hmm. Before you do that try taking your amp and guitar to a store and trying it through a bigger cab. Not saying that'll solve your problem, but its worth a shot to eliminate the variable.
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