Why do my pickups sound muddy?

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Krista Schulist asked a question: Why do my pickups sound muddy?
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There are several things you can do to help brighten up your pickups if you are getting a muddy tone. First, try adjusting the height of the pickups by adjusting the screws. If that doesn't work, try changing your Potentiometer value, if using 250K try 500K. Lastly if that still doesn't work, try connecting a .

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There are several things you can do to help brighten up your pickups if you are getting a muddy tone. First, try adjusting the height of the pickups by adjusting the screws. If that doesn’t work, try changing your Potentiometer value, if using 250K try 500K.

If you connect a.047 capacitor in series (directly in-line) with the hot output wire from your neck pickup, it will filter out the excess low-end, and clean up the muddy tone. Most of the time, this solution is perfect. And, it is an easy mod that most people can do themselves. Want more tips and tricks like these?

All you need to do is connect a .047 capacitor in series (directly in-line) with the hot output wire from the neck pickup. This will filter out the excess low-end and clean up the muddy tone. Here’s how to do it: Of course, if you want a different sound altogether we’re always happy to offer advice on the perfect neck pickup for you.

My Jackson DK2L has a SD Custom 5 humbucker, and it puts me off of playing it because it sounds so muddy. The pickup sounds muddy when it's either closer or further away from the strings. It's an alder body with a maple neck. Thanks for any help!

Share. Posted February 18, 2011. On 2/18/2011 at 11:22 AM, RaSTuS said: On the face of it this seems a logical solution, but you are still sending a muddy signal to be amplified, so turning down the bass on the amp is just amplifying a muddy signal with a little less bass, it is still a muddy signal though.

+1, whenever i take my strats in for a setup it always comes back with my pickups at a treble leaning angle sticking way out of the guard. I always try to see why this is supposed to be better and then after a week put them back where i like them. about 1/32nd" of an inch from the guard surface. It just sounds better.

I have an Epiphone ES-355 that had muddy sounding buckers. I found that I had to really dial in the right pickup height to get them to sound clearer. For me, that was lowering them some and making sure the bass side wasn't overpowering the treble side of the pickups. It made a nice difference to my buckers. Pretty easy thing to try too.

Putting a Humbucker through a 250K pot will most likely sound like your amp has a “mud blanket” on it. A Telecaster with low-output single coils will sound pretty awful through 500K pots, too. Knowing which pot value your pickup needs is the best way to solve this.

The height of your guitar’s humbucking pickups effects how it sounds in two ways — overall tone and note-to-note clarity. Generally speaking, the closer the pickups are to the strings, the hotter the output. While “hot output” sounds cool on paper, it can create distortion and complicate sculpting tones.

The pickup, pickup wire, or battery compartment lid for your EQ is loose Loose electronics have a capacity to rattle, especially less dense materials such as the battery compartment lid of a preamp. Listen carefully for where the sound is coming from and apply pressure to prevent the rattle sound.

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