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Ian M. replied to the forum post EMG 81 Sounds Weak

They have, but they said it sounds fine to them.  I tried playing it through the old line 6 amp and both my guitars LTD'S AGAIN had the same problem.  I'm really stumped as to what this is.  Do you know if Line......MORE »
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Did you try plugging the guitar into an amp at the tech or guitar shop?......MORE »
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After getting the guitar back for the jack replacement from the guitar tech guys, if still had the same problem.  I then remembered this being a problem with my previous Line 6 amp as well.  After striking up a......MORE »
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I've tried without pedals and with already.  I only use a battery for the Wah and I changed that recently.  What I'm hearing on BOTH of my ESP's is that with it through the amp, it almost sounds like it's not......MORE »
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keep it really simple you have too much going on, take a new guitar cord plug it into the guitar and in an amp, no pedals, blueteeth, racks or any of that shit. Does the guitar work...any of them? Are you running......MORE »
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Do you have another amp, even a really crummy one, that you can use or borrow to test with?  I'm a bit skeptical of the Line 6 thing.......MORE »
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Ya. I'm gonna try my other today and Ya I kinda have my doubts about Line 6 too.  That's why I've been planning to save up for a Mesa Dual Rectifier and a whole bunch of stuff for a rack considering my life practically......MORE »
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I think you're sitting the weight of the guitar on the connector while you're playing, which is causing issues with the jacks.  I'd never heard of that amp before, but I did a quick search and read up on it.  I......MORE »
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The way the amp works is that all of the setup is through the Bluetooth app and you can play it through that it store the setting you made into the amp itself.  I've always used the same setting and even when the tonal......MORE »
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I'm really sorry for the late response.  I didn't know it this forum went to a second page.  What do you mean by way too hard on the jack.  Another thing I noticed is that my dad's Gibson which doesn't have a......MORE »
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At this point  it's either that you're way too hard on the cable/jack connection while you're sitting down and playing or something else in your setup that's the issue.  Perhaps it's the cable (or a cable between......MORE »
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I'm having the jack replaced now due to the corrosion on the jack.  I also plugged in my KH-25 and it had the EXACT SAME problem just WWAAAAYYY worse.  The humbuckers sound thin and quiet in my KH-25......MORE »
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Unfortunately, it was just that the wire was still kinda touching it......MORE »
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The problem I have now is that the terminal that grounds the jack to the wire (wire that goes straight from battery terminal to the jack instead of through the entire circuit) broke off yet it still played but up high it had......MORE »
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Hmm.  It should be fine like that, but you could try bending just the top part of the curve to try to get the notched part to fit better into the indent of the jack.......MORE »
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I also just found something.  Today the wire that goes directly from the negative terminal of the battery to the output jack came off and it STILL PLAYED yet when played at the 24th fret on the 1st string, it made a......MORE »
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Since I can't post photos from my phone, I set it as the profile picture......MORE »
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I already did that.  I've been really busy the last 2 days so I haven't had time to but I might have my shop replace the jack if it actually is that bad.  It is not in full contact with the hot part of the jack, but......MORE »
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See if you can remove the two screws on the jack plate and pull it out far enough to look at the connection.  If it doesn't look like my picture, you might have to replace the jack. But if your tech says it's right, it......MORE »
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As long as it's making good contact, you're fine.   ......MORE »
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I don't good contact with the jack.  Sorry for the late reply, my phone had broke when I droprd it on my amp while fixing my guitar.  I recently bought a DiNarzio cable and the curved point of the prong isn't......MORE »
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Does the longer prong have to be making FULL contact with the little bump in the cable......MORE »
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The long prong makes contact with the tip of the 1/4" connector (the hot part of the signal), the shorter one makes contact with the shield, which is the ground.......MORE »