#1
I have a Marshall MG15CDR for home practice use, a Ibanez GRG170DX and a Zoom G2.1u effects processor. Now that I've reached the very limits of the best tone I can get from this equipment I've started noticing flaws. For example one of the most baffling is that my high E string sounds different from all the others; the others sound smooth and have decent sustain but my e string just rings like its vibrating REALLY fast and then slows down.....it doesn't fade away. I don't know whether you're getting this but that's my problem. If this is common please tell me what it is, if not and you dunno wtf I'm talking about I'll have a recording up soon.
#2
I get a fairly good metal tone out of my gear which is the same as yours, just that I use the 100 watt version. No problems with the high eon my settings.
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#3
maybe you have a dead/worn out fret or something? Is it the whole string or just one or two frets? If its the whole string, it could be the bridge or the nut.

Also, the amp isnt too crash hot, but it is pretty decent for a practice/beginner amp. I have no idea about the Zoom FX pedal though.

Im not helping too much, am I?
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#5
Could be too close to the pickup, or it could be vibrating against one of the frets.
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#6
What kind of bridge is it? That happened to the G-string on my washburn, which has a licensed floyd on it. I raised the action and the problem went away. I think the string was hitting the bridge pickup.
#7
the gear seems ok (ish), its probably vibrating against a fret, try raising the action a bit

if you want a multi fx unit, get the boss me-50, its better than zoom, but more expensive
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#8
Raise the action and the problem should go away.
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#10
Try lowering the pick-ups slightly?
Other than that it could be a problem with your bridge in which case I'd advise taking it to a professional.

Edit: check all your frets above the 12th fret for anything strange looking
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B.C. Rich NT Jr. V (With Seymour Duncan AHB-1 Blackout in bridge)
Electro-Harmonix Metal Muff
Marshall MG15DFX
Jazz III picks
DR strings
Planet Waves Cables
#11
It could be any of those things. Probably the guitar setup (eg pickup too close) but neither the MG or the Zoom pedal help matters much.
#12
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#13
I think you may have a nut problem. Sometimes nuts can be funny.
The sounds can be inconsistent. At times..a slot can make
Different strings can even carry pinch harmonics better.

Is your nut a basic plastic? I think you should consider having it
swapped for better material.

Try a shim: ...loosen up the string thats givin you a prob...and..
lay a tiny peice of tissue in the slot..lay the string on top and
tune it to usual. See if that does anything.

Could also be your strings. If you like Heavy strings..try getting
a nut made for heavy gauges.

All that distortion just amplifies the problem.
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Last edited by Washburnd Fretz at Feb 11, 2008,
#14
I think you may have a nut problem. Sometimes nuts can be funny.

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