Hello. First of all I apologise for this noob question. And it might be posted several years ago. And yes I am sort of a newbie with washburns.
Here goes. Got my order of a Washburn N24FNMK last night. Open the box, took out the guitar and wow! It looks fantastic with the natural finish and flamed maple top. Started playing it and the neck feels so good (but not as good as the JEm and the JS
though. Action was too high out of the box for my taste. Probably need a little setup. How do I lower the action on a washburn again?).
Anyway, my biggest gripe was with the sound of the guitar. I mean, compared to the JEM7VWH and the JS24P, heck even with my Fender Standard HSS MIM (with tone zone), the tone of my newly acquired beautiful guitar sounded 'brittle'. Like there is some sort of miswire in the pickup. It sounded very light (without the scream), without any punch whatsoever. I played it through a a BOSS ME80 and a Maple Leaf amplifier (yeah, some might think its the amp but the JEM, JS
and Fender all sound good through it).
Is it suppose to sound like that? I heard a lot of good things about the Bill Lawrence pickup. Should I change it? Or should I check the wiring first?
Any feedback is appreciated. I felt like I got the deal of a century when I ordered it (considering it costs more than a grand locally) and I was full of anticipation waiting for it. But now I feel like bubbles are bursting around me.