Why did the required input gain levels for my interface suddenly increase?

sevenstringdjentman

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Confusing title, I know.

But here's what I mean. My guitar has active pickups and too record and use it with my interface. I would set the input gain level to about 12 o clock and it would work without clipping. However one day I started monitoring and it sounded really weak and I had to really hit the strings to hear anything. I tried changing the battery on the guitar and that didn't work. I then tried turning up the input gain and it sounded "normal". Normal in quotes because it is really distorted. However it doesn't clip when it's set to this level. I don't know what to do. It seems like the input amount needed has been changed. Volume knob at 10, tone knob at 10.
 

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Tried a new cable? Checked the output jack on the guitar? Cable was all the way in?
 

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Tried a new cable? Checked the output jack on the guitar? Cable was all the way in?
The cable works for my other guitar and I've only had this guitar for a few months, so I don't think there is anything wrong with the output either.
 

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Sounds like the kind of issue i'd get with my old cheap focusrite scarletts after some time. What interface are you using?
 

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2 of my guitars have EMGs and every time i've experienced this, it's cause the cable isn't all the way in the jack or the battery is just about dead.
 


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