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Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by dondante, Oct 11, 2017.
Yeah, but that's YOU playing, right fezz? Of course it sounds great!!
Yep that's old fumble fingered me. But the Strat bridge pickup can be a beautiful thing.
I for one can't tolerate quack. The 2 and 4 on a 5 way. Hate it. LOL
OP said he has a TBX installed. Does it have an indent in the tone knob for that? I have the TBX and preamp installed in a stat and can get all kind of good sounds out of it.
I actually like the bridge pickup.
Try rolling back the volume a bit, as well as the tone control. If you have a high pass filter (treble bleed) this won't do anything for you.
Fezz, so nice to put some fingers and licks to the username. That bridge pup sure can be a booty-full thing! Who says the volume on the guitar needs to be up all the way? And dem fingers sure do allow for some pretty tactile expression, don't dey? Less than ten seconds into that vid certainly earned my admiration and respect! And the rest just got better!
This is me all the way. I live on the neck pickup, and use the bride a lot. I like the clarity for some things. I wire the bridge to the bottom tone, and leave the middle open.
I rarely use the middle because I'm not a big quack fan either.
Neck is great, bridge is great, and neck/bridge combo is great.
And that was played clean. This is the bridge dirty. Same guitar, same pickup, same fingers:
Never heard fezz play before? He's a monster!
The year this debuted on TV, I started playing guitar. Maybe I'll figure it out one day.
You ought to wire one of your Strat's up fezz style. 3way like a post 67 Tele (B/BN/N) and a blender for the middle.
Been thinking about it, I may get around to it one day. I've had strats in the past that I rewired with neck/bridge in position 2, since the normal position 2 is my least favorite. I do love the neck/bridge combo.
NICE playin' Fezz!
I copped out and went the humbucker route- although I did find some quite usable tones on the bridge single-coil by twisting the tone knobs on both the guitar and amp. (My lowest tone pot is connected to the bridge- both the single coil and the 'bucker...)
When I "discovered" I loved humbuckers (old dog, new trick...playing single coils exclusively for over 30 years up to that point several years ago) I really wanted one in my Strat. I actually thought about going with 2 humbuckers...but I own an LP! And besides, I DO love the single coil neck and neck/bridge combo...
I'm certain you'll find a combination, or perhaps a single coil different from what you've got, you'll like, maybe even love, if patience allows...
One other thing to throw into the equation is your choice of pick.
For example compare a Tortex .60mm to the red or black Jazz III (1.38mm).
The .60mm Tortex makes your bridge pickup sound very bright and thin but the much thicker red or black Jazz III adds alot of warmth and fatness in comparison to thinner gauges and nylon also warms up tone.
I find pick gauge and material a very over looked piece of the tone puzzle. A very easy and cheap way to adjust ones tone.
Well, it is supposed to be a guitar, not a duck, right?
Try lowering your bridge pickup a little.
In contrast to many here, I actually love the #2, quack position! It somewhat subdues the "In Your Face" clarity and presence of any individual pickup, for nice open, airy rhythms, even with the volume wide open, while still retaining the highs and then when it's solo time, simply switch to a single pup for cut through, on top, power capabilities. Of course, I prefer my middle pup to be RWRP. Always tube amps, never pedal/stomp thingies!
Just My Thing,
I use bridge a lot. Funk. Fake country licks. RAWK. All are fine with the bridge.