Originally Posted by Version_6
Well that's the thing, it seems like the G string has a lower output than the rest of the strings in general (especially lower than the bigger strings), so when I start tapping all I hear is the feedback from let's say my base finger being on the 7th fret, while I tap higher with my other fingers I can barely hear the other notes all I hear is the feedback from my finger resting at the 7th fret.
Also, my noisegate if definitely not the problem (ISP Decimator G String rack unit) never had that trouble with active pickups/other guitars, there is usually a sweet spot that works well to avoid feedback and avoid lack of sustain but this is just plain weird, I mean.... Maybe my action on my smaller string should be lower to make finger tapping easier/louder? Maybe I should get higher output unwound strings?
Or perhaps mod my guitar and get rid of that damn edge zero? Haha.
Originally Posted by Nick
Well, sadly, it seems like the small strings don't create enough signal VS the noise generated by the pickup. The noise gate is fine, when I finger tap on the G string it seems there is more feedback going through that string than actual notes. Maybe it's a pickup issue then? It's adjusted as close to the strings as possible (without creating magnetic field issues), so maybe the pickup is just too noisy for my setup?
While I agree that the problem is surely not the strings (they work well on my other guitars), it might be the easiest and cheapest fix. I'm sort of leaning to point the finger to the Edge Zero killing the output of the smaller strings (I hear other people having output issues on certain strings with that bridge). But Finding the same guitar with another bridge or modding it to install another bridge would obvioulsy cost hundreds. So higher output strings might be a quickfix, but in the long run I'd like to know what might create this issue without having to spend a lot of $$$.