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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-31-2015, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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Help - weak output and sustain

Hi everyone, sorry if this is a noob-ish question but,

I have an RG2550e, Edge pro trem with stock Dimarzio/IBZ pickups.

Have had this guitar for a long time, but there are some things that really bug me about it.

1, is that on the high e string especially, notes are super weak when I play them with distortion, with absolutely no sustain. Cant do any legato or tapping on it as the notes die out soon after picking them.

Ive tried adjusting the pickup height, doesnt seem to make a difference.

Also, the string height on the guitar is not that low, in fact its much too high for my preferences (shred style) but for some reason no guitar tech I take it to seems to know how to fix either issue.

I pretty much hate playing this guitar due to these issues, which sucks because its my only guitar!

Anyway, I was wondering if anyone had some insight or came across similar issues and has a fix?

Thanks a lot!
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-31-2015, 08:00 PM
 
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Re: Help - weak output and sustain

Raise the bridge or the high e saddle.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-31-2015, 08:10 PM
 
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Re: Help - weak output and sustain

Sounds like a dead cable
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-31-2015, 08:32 PM
 
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Re: Help - weak output and sustain

If it happens only with distortion could be a pickup problem. Tap the pickup poles with something shape... like a pen, and see if you get sound.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-01-2016, 04:46 AM
 
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Re: Help - weak output and sustain

Guitar is only half sound, what amp are you using?
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