joemadden Posted January 18, 2006 Report Share Posted January 18, 2006 I recently took in a guitar for some repairs. During the course of these repairs, the tech discovered that this guitar was wired with microphonic wire. I have no idea what this means, but i assume it's different from the standard type of wire normally used for guitars. He offered to rewire it for me with normal wire, and, not knowing any better, i agreed. I got the guitar back today, and was dismayed to discover that the tone is different. What i liked about this guitar was how bright, punchy, and raw it sounded. Now the sound i'm getting from it is like what it used to sound like with the tone knob rolled back halfway. And the bridge pickup, which used to sound really raw and cutting and scorching, now sounds wimpier, kind of like a strat bridge pickup, with a slight out-of-phase quality to it. Could these differences be due to the different wire? thanks for any advice, joe Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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