I have had problems with the acoustic models breaking up or sounding distorted and quacking on certain strings when I really dig into the guitar. I have a feeling it may be related to fret buzz feeding into the piezo since I keep my action very low. If I back off of the guitar it doesn't seem to be a problem. I am also going through Workbench HD and backing off on the string volume as some other posters have suggested.
That's what I've done, but I'm wondering if the LR baggs piezos are also attributing to the snappy strat-ish sound on the LP models. When I play hard on my SG, it has the same characteristics as not playing hard, but louder and compressed.
On the Variax, it gets snappy and almost sounds like a luke warm strat when I play hard. I was wondering if that's also considered a quack, or if it's just when the piezo output is so loud that it makes a distorting weird sound.
I know what you're talking about, trust me, I've had that problem, and yes, backing off the string volume in workbench made it go away.
I'm wondering if 1) The bright, snappy sound is a limitation from using piezos or 2) That's how a LP is supposed to sound and my SG is weird.
I know an SG is a bit different, but it's very similar. I don't have a LP, but I don't remember them doing that either.
I'm a type of person who likes to play hard when the notes call for it, but I suppose I have to adjust when using a Variax. Not too bad with distortion, but without sounds kinda weird.