i've had this Jackson 7 string equipped with EMG's for several years and just got this problem even after changing the 9 volt battery. When i roll back the tone all the way, it sounds clean and fine but anything more than that and the signal seems overloaded. Any ideas what the problem might be?
Edit: At first i plugged straight into my Eleven Rack which goes through studio monitors that have no issues. Then i plugged into my Fender combo and am using a brand new cable. I know for sure it's the guitar.
The tone knob on my guitar has nothing to do with the volume (as far as i know? There's no difference in level of volume and i believe it works as a high pass filter). I think it must either be an issue with my active pickups (perhaps the signal is overloading the amplifier), or a wiring issue with the tone potentiometer since i'm only having issues when the tone is above zero.