(Crossposting from sevenstring.org) I've been trying for a good year at this point to figure out the cause of a really gross, noisy peak in this guitar's response. Maybe some of you fine gentle(wo)men can be of assistance. DI: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7231524/harsh peak DI.wav Amp: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7231524/harsh peak Amp.wav You can hear it a little in the DI, and it really jumps out through an amp (my Kemper, in this case). I can hear it acoustically, as well. The axe: Schecter Scorpion Tribal baritone, mahogany body, no idea about the neck 26.75" scale Tuned up to Standard D Duncan SH-5 Custom in the bridge Wired to a 500k series/split/parallel pot --> 1meg volume --> output Strings are a fresh set of Ernie Ball 12-60, just normal Slinkys. Gotoh Tuneomatic bridge and saddles that were on it from the factory 1mm Clayton acetal pick Notes: - With an EQ I've found it to live mostly around 1.3kHz and 2.6kHz, but simply notching out those ranges doesn't solve the problem without completely gutting my pick attack. - The peak is present regardless of string gauge or tuning. Bigger strings help a *little*, but even in B with 70s it was still pissing me off - I noticed it previously with an Invader installed. The guitar came with a Duncan Designed JB, I think, but I don't remember if I noticed it then. Come on, that was like ten years ago. - The peak was still noticeable with typical 500k tone + 500k volume wiring. The 1meg pot and Custom are my attempts to brighten up the guitar as it seems to be really fucking dark on its own. - I have a couple dozen random picks in my drawer, it's the same with all of them. - It's there on my G and C strings, but far less noticeable than on the D and not enough for me to give a shit. Any and all suggestions are appreciated. Thanks.