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high E and B strings have weak output

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my jtv 69 was playing great until the last two gigs when i noticed i had a lot of bottom end.  my high E and B strings had a weak output and when i tried to compensate by adjusting my tone knob it made the whole tone sound nasally.  anyone with this problem?

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You should try to adjust the output of strings via Workbench HD (modelling sounds). You can do this for overall volume levels or even for each preset...

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If it was working well, and then changed all of a sudden, then its likely an issue with the strings and saddles. I have noticed on my JTV-69S that sometimes the bridge saddles tip badly. Looks like string vibrations cause the adjustments to change. This has happened a number of times so now I check before each gig. You may also have dirt in between the piezo pick and the saddle. You should gently blow this out with compressed air and a light brush. 

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What amsdenj said,... drip some isopropyl alcohol onto the saddle with a cotton swab,

then blow it out with canned air.

 

-Being that it's just two strings, could be set-up.

-If you do string pulls a lot, the nut slots for those strings may be wearing.

-Could be something deeper, for that, it should be serviced at a Line 6 authorized service center.

And for that, log a support ticket in your account. Dates of your guitar,... it's probably due for some servicing to it.

 

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Hi!


I just bought a JTV-59 very lightly used.  I too have noticed string 1 (High E) is significantly lower in volume.  I can match it in Workbench with the other 5 strings lowered  -5dB.  Is that a significant enough difference to consider service?  

-I have not tried your alcohol and canned air trick yet.  
-Set up feels great.
-I think this is the 3rd set of strings ever.

-What's the nearest Line 6 authorized center to Kearney, NE?

-How will I find out the dates of this guitar?


Thanks for your help.  

 

-Dave

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