#1
Hello everyone, I hope I'm posting in the right section. Anyway, I'm facing a tone problem with my Epiphone LP. It's a standard one though with sunburst. The tone is warm which is good but when I have it on distortion, it's quite muddy and muting sounds not chunky/heavy but muddy.

I was researching about pole piece/pickup adjustments and thought it would be better if I get a response here. Btw, I personally didnt buy this LP, my friend sold it to me. So, any ideas?

Thanks in advance.
#2
Well it could also be the amp. What amp do you have?
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#3
A crappy 15watt Ibanez amp. I'm pretty sure its not just the amps, I've been to gigs and it happens too. Sometimes, it gets worse, too bassy even if I cut on the amp and to thin sounding. Maybe its my effect pedal? I have Zoom GFX2, I know its crappy, but I'm still saving and I feel that it could at least be of some decent usage.

Thanks though.
#4
My guess would be that the pickups are too close to the strings. That usually makes the sound very muddy.
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#5
Yeah, I've adjusted it but didnt notice much difference, I've read up on adjusting pole pieces of the pups. Maybe, I'll try that later. Anyway, any other alternatives/way to solve this if adjusting the poles won't work?

Oh Btw, I play sort of like heavy hardcore stuff and am looking for that dry, bright tone.

One last thing, anyone here owned Zoom GFX2?
#8
Oh damn, does that pedal suck so bad?

I think I'll tweak it again and see how it goes.