#1
hello everyone! Just started playing, and got a cheap guitar from a friend who moved on to a better guitar. He gave me a small amp, but the sound is kind of crappy coming out of it. After reading up on guitars a bit, I've noticed that mine has only one pick-up. I was playing a bit of "Seek and Destroy" over the weekend, and noticed sometimes when I was hitting the G string, that the sound wasn't coming through the amp. This was intermittent. Would this have something to do with a single pick-up, or the crappy amp that I have?

Thanks!
#2
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it may be due to the guitat not being set up properly, can you hear the note when your playing without an amp, not t critiscise or it could be your playing or a couple of other things
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#3
the fact that you only have 1 pick-up has nothing to do with that. its one or a combination of poor wiring in the pickup/guitar & the crappy amp. plug it in your friends amp with a different cable & see what it does. then you'll know for sure.
#4
A single pickup is fine. Eddie Van Halen used a single humbucker for many years and his sound was the envy of many guitarists. Is the intermittant sound only on the G string? If so it probably is none of the above. You probably have a set up problem which is an easy fix.
#5
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A single pickup is fine. Eddie Van Halen used a single humbucker for many years and his sound was the envy of many guitarists. Is the intermittant sound only on the G string? If so it probably is none of the above. You probably have a set up problem which is an easy fix.


you just contradicted yourself. bad.
#6
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you just contradicted yourself. bad.

isnt a humbucker ONE pickup?
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#7
It was on the G, but i noticed when i strummed all the strings, it was the G,B and E. This was with teh gain at the medium setting on the dial. I noticed when I turned the gain all the way up, they all worked, but the feedback was horrible. I don't know. btw, thanks for all the input
#8
Eh. It's probably your guitar AND amp. Just practice the best you canand search around for better deals on guitars and amps.
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Eh. It's probably your guitar and amp.


Thats a given.
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#11
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you just contradicted yourself. bad.


No he didn't - we're talking about a single, as in solitary, pickup as opposed to a single coil pickup.
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