Just started trying to play a while ago now............so be nice! I have a Spider IV 120 amp, FBV shortboard MKII foot control and a LTD Hetfield Snakebite with the Het Set pickups. It seems to me that every setting is muddy sounding unless I pick very hard. I cannot finger any notes as they just do not sound through. I have watched some things on the internet with the same amp and they seem to have a lot better sound. Do I need to have an interface and POD Farm? I am aware that the HET pickups are lower in tone but I am not sure if it is them the amp or what...... any help would be appreciated.