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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-15-2009, 03:51 AM Thread Starter
 
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(distorted) solo notes problem

hi there. i have a ibanez RG 3120TW (tonezone+pafpro) guitar and the following problem:
individual distorted notes sounds "instable", "oscilating". i'm not getting good sustain and smooth tone. it's kind of a muddy sound only when i'm using distortion.
right now i'm using a gsp1101 from digitech a monster cable rock and a pair of headphones.
digitech is conected via usb with my imac.
i think it's a ground problem or something because neither the guitar nor efx unit hasn't any problems.
but what's wierd is that i've made a test with a battery UPS and the problem persist.
and i'm not getting permanent hum in my headphones.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-15-2009, 04:35 AM
 
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Re: (distorted) solo notes problem

check your intonation
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Re: (distorted) solo notes problem

intonation ok.
it sounds very good on a bossgt8 on one of my friends.
the same on guitar rig in another location.
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Re: (distorted) solo notes problem

i checked the intonation twice.
the same problem.
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-15-2009, 03:32 PM
 
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Re: (distorted) solo notes problem

hi, it could very well be the height of your pickups, try lowering them
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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-15-2009, 04:27 PM
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Re: (distorted) solo notes problem

Does it only sound muddy through your computer rig or does it sound muddy through an amp too?
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-15-2009, 04:45 PM
 
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Re: (distorted) solo notes problem

got the same problem, more noticable in the high g string notes
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Re: (distorted) solo notes problem

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intonation ok.
it sounds very good on a bossgt8 on one of my friends.
the same on guitar rig in another location.
hmm..odd

post some soundclips, we'll be able to help you out better
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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-16-2009, 03:44 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: (distorted) solo notes problem

the pickups are low..
in fact the problem is not the guitar or the gsp1101.
i had in the past a bossgt8, pod xt, tc electronic konnect24D + guitar rig and with all of them the same wierd problem.
and the guitar sounds just fine somewere else.

it doesn't let me to upload audio files.
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-25-2009, 10:32 AM
 
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Re: (distorted) solo notes problem

Are you playing under a running ceiling fan?
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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-25-2009, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: (distorted) solo notes problem

i don't have any..
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Re: (distorted) solo notes problem

may very well be a latency problem with the pc/digitech. Or it my actually just be the speakers in your headphones distorting (its more frequent than you'd like to believe).
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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-25-2009, 04:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: (distorted) solo notes problem

not the headphones. i tested with 3 different pairs..
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