#1
How ya doin, im new to the forum and hope to stick around!

I have a dilemma, if anyone could help shed some light on this it would be much appreciated...

i have a prs with mahoganny body/neck and rosewood fingerboard, floating trem bridge...

the clean tone sounds great, really nice - the problem is i hardly ever use it!
when i use my distortion channel and sound to thick and muddy, no highs and sounds compressed...
hard to explain, like if i palm mute it sound like, whoom whoom, instead of chk chk.

It came with HFS/vintage bass pups, I've tried lawrence l500's that i had laying around, they sounded thin and piercing, symour duncan invaders roll off the highs way too much, sounds is....ook... when my amps on 11!

i want this kind of sound
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cLFamebRUk

like a sharp edgy/twangy single coil tele sound, or a 72 deluxe sound... not so damn bluesy...

should i give p90's a go?

Or should i give up and sell the thing!?

I bought it because it feels amazing to play and looks hot, i've dreamed of having it for years!

Thanks
Last edited by SGSeries at Sep 28, 2009,
#2
It might help if you told us what amp(s) you have.
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#3
roll tone volume
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#4
I'm guessing your amp (whatever it is) is the problem, not the guitar. HFS pickups can be bright and edgy with the right settings, but no pickups can overcome a crappy amp.
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#5
It's because of your amp, not your guitar.
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#7
I have an Egnater Tourmaster 4100, i'm certain that's not the problem, tele's sound great through it...


roll tone volume



that does head in the right direction, but i only have to nudge it and it turns tinny.
Last edited by SGSeries at Sep 28, 2009,
#9
Bass at about 7,
Treble about 6,
Mid about 6,
Presence about 7.

tried playing around with the pickups..
#11
raise up the prescence, turn down the treble, notch up the mids
Ill give it a go when i get home thanks man
#12
1. - You will Never get real single coil sounds from a humbucker.
2. - Try keeping the gain to a bare minimum.
#13
Lower the bass?
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