My new Jackson JS3. Dull E string.
I recently acquired a new Jackson JS3 and I loved it the first day playing it however the next time I picked it up it seemed like the E string was muddy and/or dull sounding. I was thinking maybe it's cause the neck wasn't adjusted right considering it wasn't in tune (like it needed time to be settled in after setup and making sure everything was ok). I don't know though I was thinking about having it setup in the tuning I want which is half step down and maybe getting some thicker strings, either 45-105 or 50-110. My question is does more tension mean heavier and less bright tone? I want a nice solid tension but still having the bright tone. Any suggestions?