#1
Got a used Schecter c-1 FR blackjack a while back, and it has stock Seymour Duncan JB in the bridge and a '59 in the neck.

Weird thing is, no matter how I play with the tone settings on my amp, I always get this "twangy" like sound. It's like I always hear the sound of the strings being strummed as if they weren't actually amplified. I don't want to play with the guitar's setup too much, not really sure what I'm doing.

So how could I fix this? I want to throw some thick strings on to play Drop Bb, but want to make sure the guitar will sound right when I do so.
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#2
Not familiar with that guitar, but I know some Schecters (C-1+ newer models specifically) have coil tap, where you pick up one of the pots (you probably know what it is). Make sure t he pots are pushed down all the way, see if that does it, if not, I don't know.
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Not familiar with that guitar, but I know some Schecters (C-1+ newer models specifically) have coil tap, where you pick up one of the pots (you probably know what it is). Make sure t he pots are pushed down all the way, see if that does it, if not, I don't know.


Nah this one doesn't have coil tap. I know what you mean though...
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Amp?


definitely not my amp, it sounds perfectly fine with my other guitars. Maybe I'll put the new strings on anyway...
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#6
Actually my schecter c-1 xxx has a bit of twang too but i thought how i pick strings was the reason.. these awful ernie ball coated power slinkies im using til.they wear out made it stand out more. i like a bit of twang though
#7
Take them Ernie Balls off motherfucker and put some real strings on!

Srsly tho that's your problem. D'addarios have that sound for maybe like a day but EBs keep them for fucking ever. I'd get some DR DDT's if you want to go down to Drop Bb. Get some 13s or some shit.
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hey, broski, FearMyLightning, instead of bolding the "u" make it size 2 font. Same size as the rest of the text.
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Take them Ernie Balls off motherfucker and put some real strings on!

Srsly tho that's your problem. D'addarios have that sound for maybe like a day but EBs keep them for fucking ever. I'd get some DR DDT's if you want to go down to Drop Bb. Get some 13s or some shit.

Tupically i use rotosound strings but my guitar center stoped stocking them.. this is the second and last time ill ever use ernie ball strings... simply hate them
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hey, broski, FearMyLightning, instead of bolding the "u" make it size 2 font. Same size as the rest of the text.


You really don't notice it unless you're looking for it, and there's no "size 2" button, but there is a "bold" button, so it's quicker.
#11
I'd just say to try to switch your strings. A different gauge or different make would probably do the trick.
#12
+1 if your gonna string change, DR's are amazing

but this twang sound....can u describe it more? is something rattling from the bridge? where does the sound come from on the guitar acousticly (if it does at all)
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+1 if your gonna string change, DR's are amazing

but this twang sound....can u describe it more? is something rattling from the bridge? where does the sound come from on the guitar acousticly (if it does at all)


It's the Ernie Balls he's using.
#14
what about your pickup height? Sometimes when I want a more "tele" jangle out of my strat, I lower the bass side of the pick up so it doesnt get any of the low notes and I lower the treble side slightly so that it's not so pronounced and a bit more airy and jangly. Maybe you should readjust the pickups? I don't think that's the case with yours, but worth a shot?
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#15
It's not the strings. No string brand has more or less 'twang' than others, other than coated strings stay like-new for longer so they sound brighter for longer.

What it sounds like you're experiencing is either the pickups being further from the strings than you're used to or the bridge saddles may be a little loose. When you come to change strings, check to see if the saddles are moving much. Then once you've got the new strings on and tuned up, set the pickups a little higher.

Outside chance is a wiring fault, either the pickups' series connection has broken somehow or one or more of the volume or tone pots has been removed from the circuit which will create an unusually bright sound. I find both unlikely though. I'm pretty sure stock SD pickups only use braid/single connection wire so there's no series link to break and it would be unusual for someone to disconnect the tone or volume controls completely.
#16
I love a little bit of twanginess on high gain tones, plus that's what makes tube amps stand out in comparison to SS and DSP ones, I might have thought that your coil tap pot is maybe broken or stuck or something, but then you've said that your guitar does not have coil tap. I own a C-1 Exotic myself, so it does sound REALLY twangy when coiltapped. I'd say that maybe it's a wiring fault, maybe the treble polepieces are a bit too high, or something has to be wrong with the saddles.

Btw, you should try out Dean Markley Blue Steel, they are pretty good, and not really bright at all, just very articulate.
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#17
this may sounds dumb but make sure the strings are laid across the bridge correctly..when changing string on my schecter i once got this annoying twangy noise well it had a tune-o-matic bridge on it and on of the higher strings wasnt in the saddle slot thingy lol
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It's not the strings. No string brand has more or less 'twang' than others, other than coated strings stay like-new for longer so they sound brighter for longer.


False.
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False.
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#20
Yeah it's most likely the strings, when i got my schecter it had some random strings on it and didnt sound as clear and bright as i like it, so i swapped in some ernie ball power slinkies and i have the bright tone that i love all day every day. I would bet FearMyLightning's left nut that it's the strings.
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Take them Ernie Balls off motherfucker and put some real strings on!

Srsly tho that's your problem. D'addarios have that sound for maybe like a day but EBs keep them for fucking ever. I'd get some DR DDT's if you want to go down to Drop Bb. Get some 13s or some shit.

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definitely not my amp, it sounds perfectly fine with my other guitars. Maybe I'll put the new strings on anyway...

No, he was asking what amp are you using
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Brand isn't the problem.
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#26
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It's not the strings. No string brand has more or less 'twang' than others, other than coated strings stay like-new for longer so they sound brighter for longer.


Why do you (and a lot of other people) say this? I've used almost all of the major brands, and there's pretty obvious tone differences between them.
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