JS1000 pickup issue - coil split?
Hey, I recently bought a used, year-2010 model JS1000. During shipment the push/pull of the tone pot (which controls the coil split) broke so I immediately brought it to a shop to get fixed and get to get a complete setup. I just got the guitar back yesterday and and it seems to work, but there is something about it that doesn't seem quite right.
When I have the tone knob down so it is in humbucker mode and on the bridge pickup it sounds muddy on the lower strings, almost as if the neck pickup were selected, but not quite. It makes playing power chords and even single notes sound almost like a strat on the neck position. Is the Dimarzio FRED really this bassy? When I pull on on the push/pull to put it in single coil mode it doesn't really sound single coily at all, it actually sounds like what I would think it should sound like in humbucker mode - it sounds much better on the lower strings for playing power chords, playing rock and metal, etc. I should also note that when I turn the tone knob all the way back it produces a lot of noise through the amp - also annoying.
Perhaps I should post a video to I can demonstrate what I'm hearing. I've never had a guitar with coil split before, or with these pickups, but something tells me it shouldn't sound quite so bass heavy when on the bridge position in humbucker mode. Is it possible the tech that fixed the broken pot made a mistake of some sort, or is replacing the pot a pretty straightforward deal that shouldn't have gone wrong?
Last edited by KingV911; 08-06-2011 at 09:38 PM.
Reason: fix mistake