2018 PRS McCarty w/P90's, Too Muddy and Dark Sounding HELP!!

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  1. Tony Hayek

    Tony Hayek Musicianship is Dead

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    Guys, is this what I should expect with my first PRS? Every thread since my purchase spoke of the Seymour Duncan PUPS being too muddy and I COMPLETELY agree, therefore I swapped them for Wolftone PUPS which helped, I put a blend of A2 & A5 magnets in the neck position and A2 magnets in the bridge, but it still doesn't have that tone I am envisioning. Of Course I worked on the EQ of my amplifier. My next move may be all A2 to brighten up the tone or change out my pots.

    This is kind of my point of reference and a fantastic video:
     
  2. John Beef

    John Beef Opaque

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    Have you checked to make sure there isn't a hot wire touching the tone cap accidentally? Muddy is such a subjective thing, and surprising to hear about on any single coil guitar. Maybe if you have the capacity you could shoot a video comparing it to another guitar you don't consider to be muddy?
     
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  3. Lacire

    Lacire New Member

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    Do you own other guitars with P90s that you are directly comparing the PRS to?
     
  4. Bill SAS 513

    Bill SAS 513 Just another old guy in a T-shirt

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    This^^^...I love my stock P90- McCarty's…????
    Mine aren't muddy at all.
     
  5. AP515

    AP515 Mostly Normal

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    Raise the pickup height.
     
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