Hey everyone. A few months ago I picked up a SR250 second hand. While I'm loving it, I have a couple questions.
1. To power on the Variax controls, I have to press the Variax knob on the guitar quite hard. I've played other Variax guitars before and I don't ever remember having to press this hard. Sometime I have to press and hold for quite a while. If it doesnt turn on, I have to release and try again. Could there be something wrong with knob?
2. I did my first string change on it. I think were D'Addario 10-46s (thats what comes stock, right?). I swapped them out for Silnky 10-46s. After swapping, I noticed my tracking, particularly above the 10th fret, sounds pretty bad. I don't really have a great way of describing it other than it sounds quite metallic, "warbly", and just a bit like a low bit rate MP3. It's especially bad with distortion. The guitar is tuned to E standard but I mostly play in D standard or D standard with drop C.
3. Since I mostly play in D standard, I was thinking of switching to 11-52 strings. Would heavier string help tracking at all? If I do want to play in E standard, does the Variax handle transposing up pretty well?
Any thoughts on those issues?