#1
Hey guys, so i have my jackson dk2m which i absolutley adore except for this one little thing. it is for some reason unnecessarily overly bass-y. i play through my zoom pedal monitoring through my computers hi fi speakers ( with sub-woofer) and anytime i hit that low E there is horrible clipping and fuzzyness because there is so much bass. its a light alder body with seymor duncan pickups. for comparisons sake, i took my LTD which has EMG's and tuned to drop G# with 13 guage strings and not even that gets that clipping. anyone got any freaking idea whats going on?
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#2
What's your pickup height like?
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What's your pickup height like?


originally very low, flush with the ring (never gave attention to it since today) i raised it pretty high, got a lot brighter but didnt change the bass prob
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#4
move your pickups away from the strings a bit
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#5
How many mm from the strings? Try lowering it a little bit and see if the problem goes away.
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#6
trying it now will reply with results
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#7
wel it seems to have remidied the bass problem but now the palm muting in the dist sound mushy. is this a result of the pickup/tonewood combo in the guitar?
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#8


pretty damn low, bout 2.5mm
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#9
i'd say that is an issue with your speakers, not the guitar :p



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#10
it's probably more your technique.
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it's probably more your technique.


what?
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what?

the palm mutes being mushy, it's probably your technique and not the pickup height. try experimenting with pressure, angle of your hand, and all that jazz
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the palm mutes being mushy, it's probably your technique and not the pickup height. try experimenting with pressure, angle of your hand, and all that jazz


ive been palm muting fine for 2 years, i doubt i forgot how o.0

but actually when i do bring my hand closer to get more choke it completly chokes out. ive experimented with that
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i'd say that is an issue with your speakers, not the guitar :p


u read all of the OP? doesnt happen with my other guitar...which in theory would have more bass because it literally is producing lower freq* at drop G#
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#15
Does it sound fine and normal through an actual guitar amp?
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ive been palm muting fine for 2 years, i doubt i forgot how o.0

but actually when i do bring my hand closer to get more choke it completly chokes out. ive experimented with that

I'm not saying you forgot how, you've probably just been compensating for the extra bass or something
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u read all of the OP? doesnt happen with my other guitar...which in theory would have more bass because it literally is producing lower freq* at drop G#

Lower frequencies, but not necessarily more of them. A strat tuned to drop A is still not going to have more bass than a flying V tuned standard.

I would guess that this is an issue with the pickups themselves, or the interaction between the hot pickups and the computer, or the speakers. I have a suspicion that it's the computer rig you're using. There's too much frequency response there, and almost certainly too much low bass response. Try EQing with a severe bass cut in the lowest registers, and move the frequency up until the bass tightens up. You can reduce the amount of cut at that point.
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Does it sound fine and normal through an actual guitar amp?


sounds overly bass-y but theres obviously no clipping like there is on my computer
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#20
I'm willing to get it's not your guitar. Get an amp, and things will suddenly become magical. Also, that 'bass-y-ness' is called 'Punch.'
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I'm willing to get it's not your guitar. Get an amp, and things will suddenly become magical. Also, that 'bass-y-ness' is called 'Punch.'


lmao i have an amp.. and its not punch its big flabby bass. u cant really use my 150w amp at night and i do my fair share of night playing
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#22
Hmmm.. Check your wiring and use 500k pots.

My Edwards is Maple and Alder and runs a JB, and it has more punch in the low register than my buddys' Les Paul and Dean Mach V (though both sound glorious tuned lower)
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