I'm now on my second Artisan Explorer. The first one was sent back because of the ridiculous buzz of the p94 neck pickup, which allegedly the dummy coil was supposed to cancel. Upon sending it back a "Sweetwater engineer" confirmed that the dummy coil wasn't working. (A testament to Sweetwater's 55-points of inspection being garbage).
I recently bought an over-stocked one off of eBay that was brand new and "inspected" by Sweetwater again, and it's the exact same issue.
Help me out here. I'm an experienced player and have number of Gibson and ESP guitars, but have never owned anything with a single coil or p90-p94.
Going through a Mesa Rectifier on high gain settings, I find to neck pickup buzz to be beyond tolerable. I've taken it to two different techs. One said the dummy coil wasn't working, the other said it seemed to be working, it just isn't doing what it's supposed to.
Has anyone else had this problem? Do p94s just buzz uncontrollably with high gain, regardless of a dummy coil, or do I just have the worst luck ever?