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    no bike for me. i bought a new guitar amp.. my guitars kind of piss me off though, so i'm not satsified yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KDude View Post
    no bike for me. i bought a new guitar amp.. my guitars kind of piss me off though, so i'm not satsified yet.
    What is it that you don't like about your guitars?

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    I have a modded fender jazzmaster, which is cool (for single coil sounds at least), but if you've ever owned one, you'd be frustrated. they're badass, yet broken by design (the new ones may not be). i'm more frustrated that i don't have anything good with humbuckers atm.. i have a beater guitar with hb's, but something about the sound is very "tin" like.

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    Right on. I have a cheap Tele copy. I like it a lot -- very playable -- but there's some fret buzz on the high E string. I tend to process my sound a lot though, so it's hardly noticed.

    Tinny HB? They usually sound warm don't they? Is the pickup in the neck or bridge position, or both?

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    tele's naturally buzz just a little (maybe not buzz, but snap), but you might just need to raise a saddle or something. my first decent guitar was a tele..wish i still had it!

    I don't play the neck on that one guitar.. that sounds even worse. It's weird, since the pups are seymour duncans..not an off brand.. i've played the same kind of pickups in other guitars and they sound fine. i used to not pay much heed to wood, but maybe there's something to do with that

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    Are you sure it's not wired single-ended, or has a lead broken?

    HBs depend on the proper polarity of the leads since they use phase tricks to lower the hum. You might want to check the phase, and reverse the hot and ground on one of the coils to see if that fixes it.

    And if I remember correctly, they'll play when they're single-ended (only one pickup of the pair is working) but they won't sound right.

    Sounds like you probably know all this -- just a thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KDude View Post
    tele's naturally buzz just a little (maybe not buzz, but snap), but you might just need to raise a saddle or something.
    Yeah, that fixes it but it ends up so much higher than the other strings, and I like 'em all low and fast.

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    I just did a quick Google for humbucker wired wrong and some folks were talking about thin sound.

    Hope this helps, and hope you enjoy the new amp.

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    cool.. i'm not sure how it's wired. i bought it cheap a yr ago just to toy around with (i suppose i got what i paid for). it was used, but maybe these were replacement pickups that someone put in. i'm a little familiar with replacing parts, but don't know anything about what you're pointing out. i'll read up on it.

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    headache... I've had one since mid afternoon and it refuses to leave no matter what I do
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