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Old 03-26-2015, 09:09 AM   #1
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Sound only overdrive when Pick the string on the hambucker ???

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I have a problem with my guitar + AMp so far and till now I accidentally pick the string near the bridge just above the hambucker and the sound produce the Overdrive.

What happen with this?
Does it mean that I need to replace the Pickup?

The guitar is a used guitar, Japan Strate copy since 1980s.
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Old 03-26-2015, 09:12 AM   #2
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What amp and what are the EQ and gain settings?

Have you tried setting the switch to a different pickup on the guitar?

Humbuckers at the bridge tend to produce the effect your talking about
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Old 03-26-2015, 09:46 AM   #3
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What amp and what are the EQ and gain settings?

Have you tried setting the switch to a different pickup on the guitar?

Humbuckers at the bridge tend to produce the effect your talking about


Sadly, A cheap AMP with overdrive knob always set to max, volume knob and tone knob. Before Overdrive knob act like Master volume knob.

And does different voltage produce different sound?
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Old 03-26-2015, 09:49 AM   #4
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well turn the Overdrive knob down and see if it helps at all.

What do you mean by voltage?
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well turn the Overdrive knob down and see if it helps at all.

What do you mean by voltage?


Yes, It sound weak like it running out of fuel and this led me to another question wether the overdrive can died out and need to replace it inside hardware or what?

By the voltage mean that I didn't know my AMP is 110v or 220v and I use transformer to transform it to 110V in-case. I heard some people say that if you using 110v rice cocker on 220v that it will produce more heat.....
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Every amp I've ever seen ever is a 110v. Before I knew the 220v in my band house was a 220v I instantly fried a combo amp I used to have. The only tone difference more voltage will make is complete silence.
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Yes, It sound weak like it running out of fuel and this led me to another question wether the overdrive can died out and need to replace it inside hardware or what?

By the voltage mean that I didn't know my AMP is 110v or 220v and I use transformer to transform it to 110V in-case. I heard some people say that if you using 110v rice cocker on 220v that it will produce more heat.....

If the amp can safely run at 220v and your using a stepdown to run it at 110, try it with the 220v
But your amp may be dying also
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i would run the amp on the voltage that is safe to use at your place.

if the amp is small and not very good, consider saving for a new amp, or if that's not an option
then maybe buy a distortion pedal, shouldn't be as expensive, and might help you get a better sound
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Old 03-26-2015, 10:27 AM   #9
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i would run the amp on the voltage that is safe to use at your place.

if the amp is small and not very good, consider saving for a new amp, or if that's not an option
then maybe buy a distortion pedal, shouldn't be as expensive, and might help you get a better sound
while you save up.


Pedal Effect vs New amp, Which one should I get. The AMP might be limited but Effect Pedal has alot of sound. I wonder why people need new AMP. Does Pedal produce low quality sound compare to AMP?
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all of these questions are important.
and if you talk about your budget, your general location,
and the specific amp you are using now.

we could then probably break it down for you.

if your guitar plugs in, works and stays in tune,
then the next step for better tone is usually to upgrade
from a beginner amp.

if that's not an option, then a beginner distortion pedal
through that amp, should be able to make practicing more enjoyable, while you save for better gear.
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all of these questions are important.
and if you talk about your budget, your general location,
and the specific amp you are using now.

we could then probably break it down for you.

if your guitar plugs in, works and stays in tune,
then the next step for better tone is usually to upgrade
from a beginner amp.

if that's not an option, then a beginner distortion pedal
through that amp, should be able to make practicing more enjoyable, while you save for better gear.


I can say 70$-100$ but I thought that it still my Hambucker problem. Because when I first buy AMP the seller test it with his fender and I remember it sound distortion that why I still dont know to get Hambucker replace or a new AMP.
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It's hard to tell, because I really don't have a lot of information from you, but if you have $70-100, and you
think your hUmbucker is broken or wired incorrectly, then:

1. use the switch on the guitar and use the other pickup
only?

2. if that's not an option, then buy a used, working pickup
and have someone install it.

3. with the leftover money, buy a used distortion pedal and try using the clean settings on the amp.

do these things, until you can afford a better amp.
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Old 03-27-2015, 09:33 AM   #13
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It's hard to tell, because I really don't have a lot of information from you, but if you have $70-100, and you
think your hUmbucker is broken or wired incorrectly, then:

1. use the switch on the guitar and use the other pickup
only?

2. if that's not an option, then buy a used, working pickup
and have someone install it.

3. with the leftover money, buy a used distortion pedal and try using the clean settings on the amp.

do these things, until you can afford a better amp.


Why you say "buy a used distortion pedal and try using the clean settings on the amp"? Does good AMP really important compare to pedal?
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not knowing what amp you have, i'm guessing it's a "starter" amp? a beginner amp?

in that case, it's no possible to say if a new pedal or an amp is what is needed here.

1. if the guitar pickup is broken then use the other guitar pickup or fix the guitar pickup.

2. if the amp isn't giving you the tone that you want, then save for a better amp, or put a pedal in front of it to make it sound better.

there is no definite rule. (and i do not have any information from you that can help)
some pedals are excellent,
some amps are excellent, but no pedal can fix a really
unusable amp or a broken guitar.
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"Hambucker."

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this thread hurts my "Headbucker".
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Old 03-27-2015, 11:47 AM   #17
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Can you list me a price of New hambucker, Decent AMP and Pedal?
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Old 03-27-2015, 12:14 PM   #18
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that would depend on your general location.

a HUMbucker can be purchased in my NY area for about $25 on Craigslist.
I would not buy a new pickup if I had your budget.

a good budget amp with effects is a Cube, Vyper or Vox. all over
$100 but I've seen them less when used.

you would only need a $30 distortion pedal if you decided that the guitar is not broken
and you don't want to buy a better Amp right now.


edit: I cant ever remember having such a hard time trying to figure out what
the thread starter wants or needs.
a gear picture would help if you are unable to give basic information.
and I guess a sound clip of what is wrong with your guitar
or trying your guitar with a different amp would also help you figure out what's wrong.
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You should swap out your hambucker's bun for a fresh one - one with sesame seeds.
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