#1
hi,

i have a fender bassman 100 head and an epi leas paul ultra II with SH-6 bridge pup. usually when i play on the amp it never breaks up and only gets muddy on higher volumes, but when my friend used his washburn series-X (same pups) it distorted right away and it sounded amazing ! i was very disappointed but at the same time happy that my restored amp sounds great ! but why does my guitar with same pups sound much weaker ? will using thicker strings solve the issue ? i am currently using 9 gauge strings. it just sounds much weaker than the washburn.

any ideas ?

** i am also going to get rid of the PCB inside the rewire the whole thing with some CTS pots.
#2
Could be a combination of his pups being hotter and him having them set closer to the strings that gives that extra edge.

EDIT: And are you sure you didn't accidentally put a Distortion Neck in instead of the bridge model? There's a pretty big output difference between them, haha.
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#3
im sure i got the SH-6B on the bridge, i tried raising the pup too, not even close to the output he had
#4
Could be wired wrong, but I'm hesitant to say that, as usually that would have very obvious results to you.

But it never hurts to resolder all the connections anyway.
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#5
i checkd the DC resistance from the output jack, it reads abut 15.5k which is about right, so the wiring should be ok. once i rewire everything with the new pots ill post the results here. until then ill use a heavier gauge strings and see what happens. cheers.
#6
Sounds like it could be your pots.
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#7
Changed pots with 4 500k CTS pots
changed selector switch.
rewired everything with a .047uF cap.

the pickup bleed issue is now gone. but the thin output is still the same, i mean the neck and bridge pups almost sound the same (SH-1N 59' and SH-6B) the neck pup is far from the strings and bridge pup is pretty close to the strings. should i just give up ?
#8
Are you sure you're using the right color codes?
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Ibanez RG520
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Douglas Grendel 725
Line 6 Pod HD500X
#9
yeah, bare wire + green to ground, red + white soldered together and insulated and black to volume pot. DC resistance measures fine, 16k for the bridge pup and 7.4k for neck pup.
Last edited by subway_savage at Sep 22, 2013,