When I try to play a chord using the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd strings (the 3 highest ones - the not wound strings) I get a really ugly, high pitched, tinny sound out of it. Playing chords on the other strings doesnt do this. I was thinking that thicker gauged strings may solve this problem.. but I'm not sure. It could also be my amp settings, but I tried to mess around with it a little bit and it still sounded bad. Right now my strings are 10-46. I wanted to get a little thicker strings anyway, but would that also help with the tinny sound? Thanks
It might, it has been a while since I've had anything lower than .11's on my electric, but I remember my first impression was about how much heavier and fuller and beefier everything sounded with them instead of .10's. I say try it.
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check the height of your pickups. if they're too low it can sound weak.
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ur strings could be buzzing on ur frets b/c ure neck is bent or ur action is low.

try thick strings and if it still does it, its either action or truss rod
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Actally those strings do buzz a little.. I should probably get that fixed. But even on the frets that don't buzz so much it sounds funky. Is it easy to fix the truss rod/action myself or should I take it to the shop? And since its buzzing a little now, I would think that it would buzz more with thicker strings. Maybe I should do both.