jamie vk
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Join date: Feb 2012
726 IQ
#1
I have a guitar and I'm finding the tone is really muddy and lacking clarity. Is there anything I can besisdes the obvious of changing the pick ups to help manipulate the tone of the guitar??
Offworld92
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Join date: Nov 2009
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#2
What guitar is it and what pickups are you using? What amp are you using? Any pedals?
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jamie vk
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Join date: Feb 2012
726 IQ
#3
Its an indie extreme custom, stock pick ups. Its a. Mahogany neck and body so naturally its a darker tone but the neck piclk up is pretty trash, no clarity at all. I use a peavey. Vk with a few mods and a GT10 for effects. All my other guitars sound fine, its just this one. Is this a pick up problem or is it more electeronic?
Viban
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Join date: Nov 2011
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#4
have you tried using your amp eq to accommodate for the darker tone?
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Offworld92
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Join date: Nov 2009
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#5
Has it always been muddy, or did it just start sounding muddy recently?
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Fractured Instinct
(For fans of Death/Groove/Prog Metal)

Ibanez RGA42E
Ibanez S420
LTD H-301
Ibanez RG520
Peavey Predator USA
Douglas Grendel 725
Line 6 Pod HD500X
Showiddlydiddly
Djangified
Join date: Apr 2012
135 IQ
#6
Muddy is good.

Muddy is fun.

Muddy is bluesy.

Stick with muddy.

Like a stick... In the mud...
MrFlibble
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Join date: Apr 2008
4,127 IQ
#7
  • Lower your pickups.
  • Raise your action and/or consider using a lighter string gauge.
  • Turn your gain down.
  • Don't go too crazy with the bass and neither max out nor scoop your mids.
  • Clean up your technique.
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Pg.inc_music
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Join date: Sep 2007
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#8
I would say get new pickups. However if your other guitars have a totally different sound maybe work with the muddyness. You might find the muddy tone works PERFECT on a certain song.