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Weird High-Pitched Doubling "Chime" on JTV-59

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Hi all,

I'm not sure if this is the correct forum for JTV problems. I've been having a bizarre issue with my JTV-59. Every once in a while when I've been playing for about a half-hour or so, I'll get a very strange, high-pitched doubling "chime" sound coming through my amp. This is especially evident in the acoustic position 5 Gibson J-200 model. It's similar to the sound made plucking the strings between the headstock nut and the tuners. 

 

It goes away when I change out the battery, but will often return during a set. I'm not sure what year this JTV-59 is, since I bought it used on eBay. I've had the guitar for about a year, and it started doing this "chime" about 2 months ago.

 

Anyone else ever have this issue?

 

Thanks,

James

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I've never had it happen to me but it sure sounds like somehow the 12 string sympathetic strings are leaking through. I would be curious what Workbench HD shows. I'm not sure about the JTV's and I'm not sure I will be explaing this well but the first generation of Variax's model knob was not based on detents or positions that were on the pot. I mean you got "clicks" per say but the "clicks" were piece of metal and there were indents on the knob itself but the pot was like a volume knob. So model selection appeared to be based on the resistance of the pot. This was often never an issue but some times you had to calibrate the knob. I wonder if the JTV is the same and maybe your select knob calibration is a little off. Not sure if this makes sense. Hope this helps.

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