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Recently, I've noticed my strat sounding very..metallic...very thin. You guys probably know what I'm talking about. I don't know whats wrong with it.
The strings were recently changed...and I have kept my amp settings the same.

Any suggestions?
 

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Time to troubleshoot.

Sounds like a connection problem. Start by trying a different cord. If that doesn't work, try examining the jack on the guitar. Then try switching amps.

One of those three exercises will reveal a difference.
 

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mandocaster said:
Time to troubleshoot.

Sounds like a connection problem. Start by trying a different cord. If that doesn't work, try examining the jack on the guitar. Then try switching amps.

One of those three exercises will reveal a difference.
Same thing happened to me, when I switched pickups, the tone would drop. If that stuff doesn't work, try resoldering the connections or buying a new 5 way switch.
 

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Well kinda odd.

I went to do what Mando said, and I turned on the guitar, hit a chord, and it started working good again. Out of nowhere! I don't know if it was just a glitch or something but its back to normal again! Thanks for the replies.
 

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Stratocaster said:
Well kinda odd.

I went to do what Mando said, and I turned on the guitar, hit a chord, and it started working good again. Out of nowhere! I don't know if it was just a glitch or something but its back to normal again! Thanks for the replies.

I betcha you have a cold solder joint inside the guitar somewhere...intermittent trouble is a main characteristic of this problem, along with thin sound. I got a brand new Gibson LP DC that needed to be completely resoldered!
 

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mandocaster said:
I betcha you have a cold solder joint inside the guitar somewhere...intermittent trouble is a main characteristic of this problem, along with thin sound. I got a brand new Gibson LP DC that needed to be completely resoldered!
nine said:
Yep. I think you're right.
Well yea in that case I'm going to be taking to the guitar tech on the weekend for a look at it. Thanks!
 
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