Pickup Problem

Discussion in 'Guitar Gear Talk Forum' started by zohaib, Mar 28, 2005.

  1. zohaib

    zohaib Shredder

    there is a problem occuring in my pickup .. i guess
    when i turn the volume knob to higher volume
    i get somehow distorted sound .. yes its the problem i guess
    help wut could be the porblem
  2. shak

    shak Harrr!

    my hunch is that it isnt the pickup...
    its either the bad pots ... or very high pickup.
    try changing your pots and lowering your pickup...
    should help ...
  3. dennis

    dennis The Bhangra King

    yeah ..lower r pickup, or better take it to a shop. Dont fiddle arnd!!
  4. zohaib

    zohaib Shredder

    pots ??
    yeh kai hotey hein buddy
  5. fictional_real

    fictional_real Pyaasi Jawani

    ^^^same question.
  6. death_metal_fan

    death_metal_fan oh goody, it's a woody!

    "Pots" refer to the knobs used to control the tone and volume on the guitar.
  7. zohaib

    zohaib Shredder

    well in my case
    i have 1 knob for volume in my guitar only
    but i guess it also changes tone ...
    but its the knob for volume i guess
    so wht could be the problem
  8. nebuchadnezzar

    nebuchadnezzar G34r G33k

    Yeah, basically the pickups are wired to the output jack through the pots and the selector switch...the volume pot has various calibrated resistances to give u adjustment in volume while the tone pot has a controllable capacitor circuit to adjust tone....the 'pot' is just a short for potentiometer...
  9. ronnieanand

    ronnieanand n00bier th@n th0u

    I guess it's your pickup. If the pickup is moderate to high output and slightly muddy, it can overdrive the sound. I guess it would happen only when you strum hard as the gain increases as your strum hard. Strum softly and it might not overdrive. Do this test. If it happens this way, it's surely with the pickups.
  10. zohaib

    zohaib Shredder

    any other guesses ??
  11. shak

    shak Harrr!

    yeah add a capacitor of a higher value on your tone pot, i think the present cap would be of .47uf or .22uf ... try using 1uf ceramic disk capacitor, should reduce the crunch and the overdrive tone, but dont blame me if it gets muddy.
  12. zohaib

    zohaib Shredder

    yaar tell me thorugh fotoz plz

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