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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-02-2004, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
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Pickups and solid state amps

I once heard that hot pickups like evolutions will not work well with solid state amps. Is this true?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-02-2004, 06:13 PM
 
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Nope; it's not true. Evos are passive pups, but even so, there is no reason why any pup wouldn't work in either solid state or tube amps. You may have to adjust your amp's gain settings, but that's true of any pickup.
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it's a myth...
my S540 is equipped with one of the highest output passive humbucker in the market- Seymour Duncan's Invader. so which amp gives the best tone for this guitar? my solid state Peavey XXL...
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-02-2004, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
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I thought it was a rumor. I have a problem though. My Marshall 250dfx has no gain setting on the clean channel. I run my guitar through a metal master too, and there is no gain setting on that. I think I have too much gain, but how the hell do I adjust it?
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buying gear that has ajustable gain controls.
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DAMN!!
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As a last resort, you might find a knob on either your guitar or amp that says something like "Volume" on it.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-03-2004, 03:06 AM Thread Starter
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My guitar sounds insanely weak when I turn the volume down on it though.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-03-2004, 01:51 PM
 
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There are a few things that may help:
1. Make sure you have a 500K volume pot for the evo
2. Add a bypass capacitor across the volume pot if the tone gets bassy
3. Set your amp at the clean level you want, then tweak the dirty gain a little (not sure if this will really help or not).

My amp has separate clean and dirty volumes and my effects pedal can do those things too, so I don't know that I can be much help.
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