#1
just got a new guitar, Jackson DK2.

sounds lush, except fro when i switch to the neck pickup (which i use for all my leads and solos) the volume drops, and the tone drops as does the sustain.

its as if i were playing with the guitars volume at half, my first guess would have been faulty wiring/connections.

but I've been 'assured' by a music shop nothing is wrong with it, although i do not always trust this shop.

Is this just the difference between a single coil and a humbucker? Even so i doubt Seymour Duncan would make a Single coil that sounded as empty and hollow as mine does.

Any ideas? or has this happened to you or anyone you know??


Thanks

Alex
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#2
you can try raising the pickup a little to give it more bite.

there is a screw on each side of the pickup. small turns watch it raise and lower.


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#3
hahaha tied it mate, im not that much of a beginner, nomatter how high or low the pup is it still has a lack of tone vol and sustain, really pisses me off, such a nice guitar.

But ud agree its not meant to sound that empty?

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#4
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But ud agree its not meant to sound that empty?

Alex



What do you mean by "empty"?

Single coils are meant to sound a lot "thinner" than humbuckers.

The DK2 has noiseless single coils; some of the tone gets sucked out as a result.
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#5
it may be the wiring. that happens to me when i switch from my neck to bridge pickup, then i just jiggle it a little and the volume comes back, and i'm just assuming something's loose.
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#6
You're note going to get as much volume from a single coil. Roll back your bridge pu's volume if you have separate volume pots. I really hate SSH's call me crazy.
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#7
empty as in less of everything lol as said above, less vol, tone, and sustain.
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#8
haha na just the 1 vol pot. i may just upgrade to a humbucking single coil, but it pisses me off
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Jim Dunlop Cry Baby Wah Wah
Samson Stage 55 Wireless System
#9
Its just the difference between single coil and humbuckers.
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#10
This is why SSH guitars should used in one pickup selection for the entirety of a song... going from full-humbucking to a noiseless single coil is like having a rug yanked out from under you.
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