So a while back, I wanna say a few months maybe, I finally got my Kiesel AM8. I was ecstatic, it looked awesome (white body, black hardware and ebony board) and felt great to me, a massive improvement over my previous Epi Les Paul obviously. But at some point I started to notice that the rhythm tones left a lot to be desired. They have no 'punch', for lack of a better word, when I hit palm muted notes. Not only that, it sounded like it had no output. For a while I messed around with my amp settings, I'd heard that dialing in tones for an ERG was pretty different. Didn't help much at all. I got an OD pedal, to less than amazing results. I slapped some new pickups in, Instrumental SFTY-3s, which I'm not having some issues with regarding cavity size. Then I thought maybe my amp was the problem, I'd had it two years without a tube swap or any maintenance after all. The point is, I can't seem to fix it. And of course, like an idiot, I spent so much time trying to fix it at home thinking that it was my fault, that I'm now well bast the send-back date. So now I figure that if any forum will have some solutions, it'll be you guys. Should I be getting my guitar checked out, my amp? I'm kinda out of ideas, and frankly, my Epiphone is the better sounding guitar at this point. TL;DR: my Kiesel sounds super low output and weak, especially on the 7th and 8th strings, halp. Oh, and sorry if this is the wrong place to post this. The Gear & Equipment section looked like it was really only for amps and the like. Please let me know if this is the wrong spot though. P.S.: It's worth mentioning that I've been messing around with that OD pedal lately, and it does sound better. But mostly the sixth string. The seventh is moderately better, and I wouldn't even dream of using the eigth for. P.P.S: The amp is a Peavey 6505+ combo, if that matters.