|Author:||Kursad K (registered user: 1403 posts )|
|Date:||Sun, May 13th, 2012 @ 01:43 ( . )|
On 05/12/2012 @ 20:47, Doug H wrote :
I have a 90s MIM strat with the stock ceramic pickups. Pickup height can make a pretty dramatic difference in the tone. I screwed the pickups down real low, as conventional wisdom was they would be more vintage sounding with the weaker signal output. However, I was getting a lot of bass flub and overall it sounded muddy. So I raised them up close to the strings and it tightened up the bass and I got the clear treble "snap" back. These pickups just like being close to the strings and it sounds more "stratty" that way. It's worth the time to experiment with pickup height and find the sound that suits you the best.
They are pretty close to the strings now. Being a little overwound, the neck pickup still doesn't sound exactly stratty, and the bridge pickup approximates the kind of sound that you'd prefer to play dick dales 'Misirlou', bright and agressive, but I guess much of that brightness is getting lost through amplitube's cabsim (this is currently what I use). I now remember that's what I had in mind setting up the guitar a few years ago. The problem seems to be that I had forgotten that. I dont even remember exactly when was that, but that was what I had in mind.
--* I guess I've found something
5/13/2012 @ 01:54--Kursad K
5/14/2012 @ 14:01--Doug H
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