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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-03-2011, 11:17 AM Thread Starter
 
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Question Questions about my MIJ RG40 set up

Hi Guys,

Here's another request for help with another guitar of mine. It's an MIJ RG470. I bought it off ebay advertised as an RG570. The previous owner mistook it for an RG570 and advertised it as such. However, after I got it and cleaned it up, it was practically brand new. The frets were green with grime and the guitar was poorly set up. But I scrubbed away at everything and it came out to be a really beautiful instrument.
It's got the standard V7-S1-V8 pickup configuration and the Wizard II neck I think.
It sounds a bit different from the RG550, now I realize why people say the pickups on the RG550 sounds a bit more airy. But honestly, I like the sound of the pickups on my RG470 too. It's a bit more darker and muddier but I like it anyway.
Now my problem is when I select the bridge pickup, the sound is so weak. I have played around with the pickup height a bit. And I raised the action a bit. But the volume on the high E string is especially very low.
And as I play higher up the frets, the sound on the high E and the B strings seems to be at a volume (lower) which doesn't match the other strings. And I know I am not imagining this.
I have played around with the pickup height a bit and raised the action a bit, and that seems to make the two strings ring out more. But I think something's missing. It's still not perfect!
Would you guys please share your views and shed some light on my plight!!
And how do I fix this?

Thanks
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-03-2011, 11:27 AM
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Re: Questions about my MIJ RG40 set up

Raise the pickup height on the treble side, not the action.



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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-05-2011, 08:39 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Questions about my MIJ RG40 set up

I did and it doesn't seem to make any difference!
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-05-2011, 01:29 PM
 
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Re: Questions about my MIJ RG40 set up

phase issue? could be wired wrong
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-08-2011, 04:08 AM
 
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Re: Questions about my MIJ RG40 set up

Take it to a tech or someone who knows what they are doing.
You'll have an answer very quickly.
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Re: Questions about my MIJ RG40 set up

Could be a bad pickup
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-08-2011, 01:16 PM
 
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Re: Questions about my MIJ RG40 set up

I agree with sebastian. Bad pickup could be a culprit. I just replaced a bad pickup on a Clapton strat for a customer. It had really low output, and the tone control didn't work for the pickup. I checked all leads for a cold solder joint. I put a new pickup in there and it was perfect.
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