Hi All -
Just purchased an S2 Custom 24. Overall, I'm really pleased with the guitar - the setup is nice and physically the guitar is just a delight. I do, however, have an issue with the tone. Through my amps (very old, modded FBD, and a stock Mesa Express 25) the neck pickup on the has that distinct 'blanket over the amp' tone. And there's just no amp setting that will make up for it. Coil tapped, it sounds great - exceptional even - but in humbucker mode it's as though the Tone knob has been cranked down. Of course, *actually* turning down the tone knob produces an *entirely* useless tone - like the sound you hear standing outside the tightly closed door of a rehearsal room in use. Admittedly, my other two guitars are Strats so I'm used to the present tone of single coils, but the neck HB on the S2 would only be good for Wes Montgomery tones. I'm looking for Hagar.
Is there something in the guitar's circuit that cuts down the treble in Humbucker mode? Are there some 'non-mod' adjustments, even string changes to consider? I'm not too keen on having to change the pickups on a brand new guitar but if that's the best way to correct this, then maybe... Although if that's the only answer, then maybe I've got the wrong guitar. -? I sincerely hope that's not the case.
Thanks in advance.