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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-10-2006, 07:46 AM Thread Starter
 
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Not clear sound from the low strings in my JEM7V

Hi all! I am a new member here. I would like to have some advice on a problem I have since I first bought my JEM7V. The problem persists even after the detailed setup that I did following the instruction found on this site. Needless to say the problem also persists no matter how new or of what brand the strings are.

After this long introduction, let me describe the situation. When fretting the low-E string above say the 15th fret the sound is not clear but instead sounds like there is some harmonic superimposed on the actual note. This also happens at the A string in a smaller degree, in the D string in even smaller and from the G string the sound is absolutely clear.

This resonance-like sound is heard both on the unplugged guitar but is also prominent through the amplifier when being plugged. With distortion I get a slowly oscillating sound, say with a period of 1/4 second. It is as if I am pressing-pulling the tremolo bar at that frequency while playing the note.

Hope you understand my problem and give me a solution.

Just note that the setup is perfect otherwise with no other problems. All of the parts seem to be in perfect condition too.

Any suggestions?

Thanks and regards ;-)
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-11-2006, 02:11 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Not clear sound from the low strings in my JEM7V

No reply???

Doesn't anybody have any clue?

Has this problem only occured to me?...


Help please.....!
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-11-2006, 05:53 AM
 
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Re: Not clear sound from the low strings in my JEM7V

Have you tried lowering the pickup involved?
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-11-2006, 09:28 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Not clear sound from the low strings in my JEM7V

Hmmm, I have not tried that. The sound that I describe is also heard with the guitar unplugged.

Maybe it is the force of the magnetic field that pulls the strings and damps them in a strange way?

I'll try that and get back.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-12-2006, 02:21 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Not clear sound from the low strings in my JEM7V

Hey, thank you for your help Ibateur!

I lowered the pickups and indeed the muddled sound was reduced to a minimum.

It seems that I had overdone it in order to have hot signal.


Thanks again! ;-)
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-12-2006, 09:08 AM
 
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Re: Not clear sound from the low strings in my JEM7V

Cheers mate.
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