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Old 04-08-2012, 12:08 PM   #1
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EMG Distorting clean amp

Hi guys, I was hoping someone could give me a few hints - I installed the Kerry King set into my BC Rich last year (with the PA2 booster).
When i put them in, I made sure to set it up to give a clean signal (with the PA2 boost rolled back so it was clean even when turned on), as I did not want the guitar to distort the signal at all.
I haven't used the guitar in a while, but picked it up the other day and realised that it was distorting on the clean channel, whether the PA2 is switched on or off.
I tried a new 9V battery, and this was not the issue (the old one still was running on high voltage anyway).

Annoyingly, I don't even want the PA2, but I suspect that this is the issue, as it distorts on the 81 and the 85, but I don't know how to wire it up without it (as they did not come with the pickup bus).

Currently, it is set up with a volume and a tone + the PA2 - does anyone have any suggestions? I don't mind if the PA2 stays or is replaced for another knob (for example would the Pi2 phase 'hotswap'?).
I would put in another tone knob if I could, but I don't have a bus to do that with, I also was considering this '18v' mod, but it should not really be needed anyway, plus there is no room in the cavity for another 9v...

Any help would be appreciated

Cheers,
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Old 04-09-2012, 12:33 AM   #2
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:11 AM   #3
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Could you be more specific? I don't really know what I need to buy from eBay, these are not the newer solderless connectors, so I don't want to spend a load of cash on gear that isn't compatible
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Old 04-11-2012, 12:33 AM   #4
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what are you playing everything through?
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Old 04-11-2012, 12:35 AM   #5
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what are you playing everything through?
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Old 04-14-2012, 01:02 PM   #6
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I dug an amp out of the attic, and it turns out it was guitar rig all along - my laptop needs replacing - cheers marcus

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Old 04-23-2012, 02:36 AM   #7
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prob #1 using EMGS
prob #2 using EMGS for cleans
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Your batteries are dying bro.
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