I have a weird "problem" I recently bought an ESP ltd les paul style guitar with a Duncan JB pickup on bridge. Yesterday while i was practising with my headphones and with full hi gain distortion i noticed that especially on high strings the moment my pick "touchs" the string to make an attack i get a quite loud pick "harmonic" kind of sound. SO loud and melodic that it feels like a note in advance added to my actual notes! Actually thats NOT an annoying sound or noise, its a bright sweet harmonic, but eventually that does not belong to my solo!!
I dont get this on my neck pickup(Duncan 59) and this is less noticable when doing alternate picking on same string, but it becomes quite annoying if thats sweep picking since there is single note on every string and when I am starting an upward sweep from high E, my arpeggio starts with the "harmonic" of my pick touching the string before I make any attack on the string. This is not about my technique cause when I simply and very lightly touch the string with my pick I can still get this harmonic as if I made an artifical harmonic.
Is this a known issue for all hot hummbuckers? some people say bridge pickups are naturally pick lots of harmonics and its normal. I tried changing height of pickups but no luck, something wrong with my guitar, or my digital effect pedals distortion is very crappy(thats 50 dollar Vamp with amp simulation ) ?