banner

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

My strat sounds hollow and weak. Problem?

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • My strat sounds hollow and weak. Problem?

    Lately, my strat ben sounding kind of Tin and hollow. There also seams to be a loss of sustain. Notes wont hold for very long at all. The guitar has a rw fingerboard and stock pups. I'm not sure what the body wood is, but its probably a few peices glued together. Is the problem the pups, body wood, neck, or is it just not that great of a guitar.
    Last edited by Illini1330; 06-23-2004, 10:23 PM.

  • #2
    Re: "Tin sound" for my MIM strat

    I'm also using a POD xt through a SS peavey studio pro 112. Could this be the problem?

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: "Tin sound" for my MIM strat

      uh ... first thing I'd check would be a couple little things ... strings and pickup height
      "music heals"
      facebook

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: "Tin sound" for my MIM strat

        Originally posted by Curly
        uh ... first thing I'd check would be a couple little things ... strings and pickup height
        Yep.
        Only The Strong Survive











        ________________________
        *Spina Pedal Mods Endorsee*

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: My strat sounds hollow and weak. Problem?

          im usin 10s and the pups are set at the factory recomendation.

          Comment


          • #6
            Re: My strat sounds hollow and weak. Problem?

            How old are the strings?

            Comment


            • #7
              Re: My strat sounds hollow and weak. Problem?

              couple weeks. I play like 3+ hours a day.

              Comment


              • #8
                Re: My strat sounds hollow and weak. Problem?

                I'm not familiar with the Pod, but if it takes a battery, change the battery. Also, just because you put on a new set of strings doesn't guarantee that they're Fresh. You could have gotten old strings. Buy another set somewhere else, and try them. .........
                Only The Strong Survive











                ________________________
                *Spina Pedal Mods Endorsee*

                Comment


                • #9
                  Re: My strat sounds hollow and weak. Problem?

                  Pods pluged into the wall with AC adapter. I guess the strigs could be dead. I use d'addarios (spelling?) Some of the threads a while back claimed them to sound bad. Should I try something else?

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Re: My strat sounds hollow and weak. Problem?

                    are you saying that it doesn't sound as good as it used to?

                    also, I'm not familiar with that Peavey amp. maybe try playing without the POD and see how it sounds, and if you know someone with a small tube amp (or even a big one for that matter), try playing through that

                    I can tell you that a strat doesn't sound as good through a friend's SS Fender as it does through my Blues Junior
                    "music heals"
                    facebook

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Re: My strat sounds hollow and weak. Problem?

                      I also just jamed with this guy. We were playin real loud, but my guitar didn't seam to sound weak. I was actually sounding pretty good through his fender blues deluxe. I guess it could be the amp. Well, Im gettind a Bandmaster nextweek, so I guess I'll see how it sounds.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Re: My strat sounds hollow and weak. Problem?

                        Yes, try a different set of strings. ................
                        Only The Strong Survive











                        ________________________
                        *Spina Pedal Mods Endorsee*

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Re: My strat sounds hollow and weak. Problem?

                          Originally posted by Illini1330
                          I also just jamed with this guy. We were playin real loud, but my guitar didn't seam to sound weak. I was actually sounding pretty good through his fender blues deluxe. I guess it could be the amp. Well, Im gettind a Bandmaster nextweek, so I guess I'll see how it sounds.
                          Cool, let us all know how the Bandmaster sounds. I really like the look of that amp

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Re: My strat sounds hollow and weak. Problem?

                            Originally posted by Illini1330
                            I was actually sounding pretty good through his fender blues deluxe.
                            that should tell ya something

                            seriously, whenever you try to troubleshoot, start with the simple things - which are often less expensive, and less trouble - then move to other things down the line

                            FWIW, I use D'Addarios and Ernie Balls, depending on the guitar. I find the D'Addarios a little warmer, and the EB's little brighter. Just a little thing to keep in mind.
                            "music heals"
                            facebook

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Re: My strat sounds hollow and weak. Problem?

                              Alright, thanks for the help. I guess I'll just try some new strings for now, ad wait for the new amp to come.

                              Thanks

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X