January 18th, 2005, 12:45 AM
I have a set of Van Zandts in my Tele, not exactly sure the model of the pickups, but I run it into a Fender HRD. Lately I cannot believe how trebly my sound is, even on the neck pickup. I cannot seem to roll it off. Is there something that could have caused the pickups to be so trebly, or could it possibly be something in the amp? Any help would be appreciated.
January 18th, 2005, 01:53 AM
... given that you appear to have no tone control, it sounds like the capacitor or tone pot in the tone circuit, which work together to allow the treble to be bled off, are not doing their job. Get a wiring diagram and check the solder joins. Maybe these were adversely affected when the VZs were installed.
If the joins are okay I guess the next possibility is that the tone pot has failed.
Another possibility is that something has happened to the amp. Maybe somebody changed the tone settings. :lol: Seriously though, you might want to try the guitar through another HRD and compare.
January 18th, 2005, 08:05 PM
Using Van Zandts for 17 years, and having 100's of happy customers, I would say the HRD, or most New Fender Amps are not on par with Old Fender Amps.
also if you don't use or have a tone control on your Guitar, I suggest one.
January 18th, 2005, 09:12 PM
Try lowering them just a little.
January 19th, 2005, 01:38 PM
I had a similar experience when I found I was pegging the bass knob on the amp to get good tone. After a few weeks, I looked in the back and saw that one of my power tubes was out.