#1
Hey, so I put in a seymour duncan distortion in to my Alexi 600 the other day, and it sounds really thin and bright, almost like it's just a single coil pickup in a strat. I opened it up, and I realized I had switched the red and the black wires. I fixed this mistake today, but it still sounds really bright and thin. I know it's a bright pickup and my guitar is alder, but there's still no reason it should sound this thin. What do you guys think is going on? I really would like to fix this soon, so thanks for the help guys
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#2
It's a bright pickup, in an alder-bodied guitar with a lack of body wood due to being a V.
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#4
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^that and it may be a cold solder joint - try cleaning that up and starting over. There is a trick to removing bad solder but I don't think I could explain it well so 'tube' it.

Mmhm, I agree. I thought the DD was very ballsy in alder but kept its definition.
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#5
Humm, I would of said did you wire it to the tone pot right, but you apparently don't have a tone pot....a tone pot would help alot.

You'll prolly have to re EQ your amp according. I had to do that when I got my BKP Painkiller, bright Mofo, but sounds awesome with the right EQ.

Your not having any buzzing problems right? If you were then a loose ground might be the center of all the problems.
#6
You've got it wired in parallel. Solder the red & white wires together and tape them off. Black is hot and goes to the pup selector or volume pot and green goes to ground.
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#7
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You've got it wired in parallel. Solder the red & white wires together and tape them off. Black is hot and goes to the pup selector or volume pot and green goes to ground.

Nah mang, I already did that, but then I fixed it. Right now, the black wire is on a little tab on the volume pot, the green and the bare are on the volume pot, and the red and the white are attatched. I'm sure I wired it correctly. And I know it's a very bright combination, but it doesn't just sound bright. It literally sounds like a bolt on single coil strat
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#8
Ah. Parallel usually makes it sound like a single coil and you mentioned messing up the black and red wires. Check for cold solder joints as well. That's all I can tell you without being there to hear if it's the normal tone of the JB.
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#9
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Check for cold solder joints as well.

And that means? Haha
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#10
Cold joints will be dull and dirty looking. They're brittle too so if you tug on a wire a bit and it breaks, redo that joint.
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#11
Quote by mmolteratx
Cold joints will be dull and dirty looking. They're brittle too so if you tug on a wire a bit and it breaks, redo that joint.

Yep, solder joints should be shiny and hard.
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#12
Hi Mate

I think there might be some problem with the amplifier and i suggest you to have it checked once and replace it with the new one.
#13
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Hi Mate

I think there might be some problem with the amplifier and i suggest you to have it checked once and replace it with the new one.

Nope. My 2 other guitars sound perfectly fine. It's the guitar
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#14
Lee Vincent is a spam bot. Ignore him. I just reported him.
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