Whenever I play a solo or i'm just playing around on the higher stings the notes don't come out clear.

Does anyone know what might be causing this?
Describe "Not clear".
Are the notes ringing out? Do they seem muted? Do they do the same thing without the amp plugged in?>

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I think I know what he's talking about. The notes are weak? If so, it's the signal; I just added a compressor pedal to my rig, and it brought the notes out nice and clear.
I don't really know how to explain it.

Whenever I have distortion on it gets like that.
Sloppy playing probably?
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Like, sloppy-midrange? There really are a lot of different things that could be the problem. It's either the muting problem, a bad tube, the weak signal, possibly the grounding, or maybe even the pickups.

Edit: ^ I agree, it could just be the technique
Last edited by MannyC2107 at Dec 21, 2009,