#1
Hey,
I've got a Squire Strat plugged into a Fender Mustang. I've had the guitar for about 8 months. I've noticed these past weeks when I play the guitar on a rock tone, it sounds grainy, fuzzy, and overall more quiet, with less punch.
I plugged it into my old, tiny Fender SP10 starter amp that I used when I first started. I always remembered the OD being too harsh. When I tested it again on the SP10 today it sounded extremely fuzzy, grainy, almost tinny. A complete change in tone. It's not as noticeable coming from some of the tones on the Mustang, but I know it's changed.
I have no idea what's happened. I do remember, a month or two ago, it did completely fall of it's stand and hit the ground face first. I don't know if that was it though.
The strings are fairly new. The pickups look fine. I have multiple patch chords. But the sound of the guitar (most noticeable on any distortion) has completely changed for the worse. Can anyone help me out here? Thanks a million, this is really getting me down.
#3
definitely sounds like a weak connection inside the guitar.

if you feel up to it, open up the guitar and give each electrical connection a light tug. if one pops loose, or seems to move more than the others, you'll have your culprit.

other than that, my guess would be a tired jack socket. if you wiggle the lead in the jack socket, does it move around? is it seated tightly, or is there some play when you put it in?
#4
Looks like I might do that. Now say I find a weak connection, is it simply a matter of re-soldering it over?
#5
Quote by MJR22
Looks like I might do that. Now say I find a weak connection, is it simply a matter of re-soldering it over?


yup.

guitars don't really have a whole lot in them that can just suddenly "die" without any warning. they're pretty simple for the most part