So, I just picked up an SSC-55 today. It sounds insanely great clean, however, whenever I play with distortion and set the pickup toggle switch to either neck or center position, the amp screeches something fierce. It's this horrible metallic-sounding noise. If it's feedback, it's unlike anything I've ever heard before.
The odd thing is the guitar sounds just fine when the bridge pickup is used. In fact, I can crank up the gain, set the toggle to bridge, use any combination of the CoAxe settings - lead, clean, or crunch - and not get that awful noise. Basically, any position other than the bridge will produce noise. It doesn't matter how far away I am from my amp or how low the volume is.
Is there something wrong with the guitar? I just can't imagine the pickups should function like this. I have a semi-hollow body Gibson ES-339, SG, Telecaster, and PRS Mira X and none of them do this.
I really hope there is something wrong with the guitar that can be fixed. If this is how the guitar is supposed to operate, it's going to be returned because it's just unusable this way.