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Sound quality of Shuriken Modelling Pickups


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So after playing shuriken for more than a year and compared all the models, the modeling pickups just sound 'mushy' and lack compression, especially when playing hard rock/metal palm muted galloping rhythms. The magnetic pick-up sound is good comparatively, however, obviously, that's not why anyone would buy this guitar. 

 

I am wondering if anyone else has had a similar experience. Any practical advice would be helpful. Thanks. 

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I have 11's on low and 10's on high. The sound during strumming rhythm is alright. Its during the palm-muted galloping where I have noted the difference is day and night. I even played the same tunnings on magnetic pick-up vs peizos. Peizos just end up with loose low end and loose clarity, hence the precussive effect of palm-muting gets lost. 

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I bought it through long and Mcquade which is a big dealer in Canada and they did the setup with it. I am sure they know how to deal with active electronics, although thier service is poor which is a sepearte issue. 

 

Do you have any Line 6 service centers in Toronto Ontario Canada?

 

I guess eventually you will advise me of something I won't be able to do, which defeats the purpose. Why make a product that needs so many things done to it to work properly...

 

Also, the issue I am mentioning is not a set-up issue. 

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