Ibanez 1527 setting up problem
I've bought Ibanez 1527 a few days ago. You may saw some my threads with questions about this guitar
So, I was very happy, especial I liked neck. But then I've plugged it in tube amp and heard that something wrong with it.
A, D, G, B and E (5 higher strings) sounded good. But 6 and 7 string (E and B) sounds dull or lazy, like it laks attack or have to much attack, in chords it sounds not prominent at all - if I hit something like powerchord E or B, I get feeling like it's a bit out of tune or even a bit mutted, hard to describe. Simply not "right". I checked it with tuner - all fine. I've also checked intonation - all ok, and then chacked truss rod and action - all looks normal to me, no buzzes on open chords.
I thought that may be problem in pickups - in bridge it have dropsonic, but that I turned down volume completely - even unplugged especially B sound strange, like a bit out of tune. And same on E
I've tuned guitar to drop A and of course thing gone ever worse
I have RG320 6-string - cheap korean guitar with EMG 81 and 89, and it sounds awesome in Drop D, all chords incredable clear and prominent. But I can't believe that it is only cause of EMGs. Dropsonic definitely not perfect pickup, but I simply can't sound so muddy and unprominents
Dropsonic's blade faced to the bridge. Some people recommended me to face it to the neck. Is it good idea? I've read that with turned to the neck blade it will become more warm, so I think it will result even in more mud.
But anyways it doesn't look like problem with pickups, but problem with setting up I think. Simply can't define where...
So, I'm stuck =( I need help 'cause seems to me like I've checked all that could affect "wrong" sound of 6 and 7 string
Oh, almost forgot. I've installed on it new set of Dean Markley Nickelsteel (10-52,60). Before it had GHS (9-52 (yes, 52 - 7 string). But it didn't helped at all.
Trem blocked completely with wood block