#1
Hi, I've I've been having issues with my Shecter Damien elite (active EMG 81/85)
I've had this guitar for 4 months now,I bought it off ebay "New" it arrive here with no scratch it was mint,no signs of wear and it has the warranty seal, so I don't believe anyone messed with the electronics.

OK as a new guitarist I had never played an electric guitar for more than a few hours only played acoustic so when I got this guitar the issue didn't really bother me as I used to hear everyone saying that EMGs suck on clean so perhaps it's normal on emgs.

So when I have the guitar on clean i gives me this crunchy awful sound, I'm guessing it's some fret buzz so I tried to list the bridge real high but I get this sound when I strike it just a little hard.I mean we all strick it hard when we're playing some Green day or something. So the I still get the "fret buzz" I don't know what to do, cause the bridge is like so high now I can even hold chords properly and it hurts now.

The problem also becomes worst on the neck..it sounds so terrible that I never use it even on distortion.

Just clear things out when i play the guitar softly like with no strumming and play string by string softly like in nothing else matters I don't get any disturbing sounds.

Please I really need help, this had been bugging me for months
Schecter Damien Elite
Fender Champion 300
#2
not too sure, could be a dead battery for your pickups; although, it sounds to me like you should explain the problem to a local guitar tech and have the guitar setup and looked at.

probably not the answer you wanted to hear but one that will explain and remedy your problem.
#3
Try replacing the battery. The first time my cleans deteriorated into that awful sound was because the batteries had run out, I tried changing a lot of things before I found out what it actually was.
Last edited by CrimsonBizzare at Jul 22, 2011,
#5
its the battery for sure

i put actives in my les paul about a year ago and a few weeks back my guitar started doing the same thing and i geeked out about it but it's all good because a new battery will solve the problem. actives need batterys to keep goin otherwise they turn into a pile of shit. so go get a 9 volt and open the back cativity (im pretty sure schecters have a cavity just for the battery) and pop it in there and your good.
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