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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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Check out videos by Stevic McKay of Twelve Foot Ninja, regarding palm muting on a Shuriken and Shurikens in general.

 

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Thanks. I have seen those. I dont have an issue with palm mutting. I am talking about the tonality and clarity of the modelling pick-ups. 

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The piezos are nice and sensitive, chosen for their frequency response and mechanical-to-electrical transfer characteristics.

Also using string gauge sets like 10's and 11's helps. 9's tend to be too light for good acoustical transfer.

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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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Maybe have the set-up checked, by an authorized L6 service center that knows

how a deal with a guitar with active electronics.

 

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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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afaik… Yorkville (which owns L&M) is the authorized Line 6 service centre in Canada. The procedure is to bring your L6 device to any L&M store and request servicing. They hand it off to the nearest Yorkville service centre.

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Yorkville in Pickering. We taught one of their guys about our gear. Good tech showed the rest of the techs.

He's since been promoted and still there, last I saw.

 

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