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Discussion in 'Pickup Forum' started by Mysticguitar, Dec 31, 2017.

  1. Mysticguitar

    Mysticguitar Strat-Talker

    Age:
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    Jun 24, 2017
    Hawaii
    I have a fender Duosonic and I was wondering if new pic ups would give the guitar a better sound, more punch, more sustain, less thin sounding. I was thinking fender atomic humbuckers cause they are on the new Fender Mustang, check it out on Sweetwater, what do you guys think?
     

  2. fezz parka

    fezz parka Strat-Talk Supporter

    Apr 21, 2011
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    With short scale guitars, go up in string gauge. So if you have 9's on it,go to 11's.
     

  3. Mr Dunlop

    Mr Dunlop Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 30, 2014
    usa
    Throw a super distortion in it and let it rip
     

  4. Mysticguitar

    Mysticguitar Strat-Talker

    Age:
    66
    142
    Jun 24, 2017
    Hawaii
    I have 10s, 11s will make a difference?
     

  5. Mysticguitar

    Mysticguitar Strat-Talker

    Age:
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    Jun 24, 2017
    Hawaii
    Are you serious?
     

  6. johnnymg

    johnnymg Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Sep 5, 2015
    Central Coast Ca
    Yes: Even better with 'heavy bottoms'. I can recommend GHS boomers. Try 11-50's or 10-52's.
     

  7. Mr Dunlop

    Mr Dunlop Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 30, 2014
    usa
    Heck Yah!!! More punch go with the super distortion.
     
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2017

  8. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985 Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Nov 14, 2013
    Alabama
    Define "punch".
     

  9. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh needs you to go ahead and come in on Sunday, too. Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jan 10, 2014
    Initech, Inc.
    He wants his guitar to hit you with a fist, duh.

    On a more serious note, try raising the bass side of the pickup. Lower the treble on the amp a hair, and hit the strings hard.
     
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  10. fezz parka

    fezz parka Strat-Talk Supporter

    Apr 21, 2011
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    Yes. Short scale guitars sound better with heavier gauge strings.
     
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    The Strat Dude Dental Floss farmer Strat-Talk Supporter


  12. Mysticguitar

    Mysticguitar Strat-Talker

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    142
    Jun 24, 2017
    Hawaii
    As a white person who has lived in Hawaii for over 50 years, I have received more than one Hawaiian Punch.
     
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  13. Vjerilood

    Vjerilood Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    52
    Jul 30, 2017
    USA
    I don’t know about your guitar but on every guitar I’ve put 11’s on its made a huge difference. I just can’t play 11s on my Fenders, but I’m keeping on the Gretsch. I even put 13s on my Tele once and whoa momma. That was for slide but strumming open G 13s on a Tele with a little overdrive is the textbook definition of Tone (genuflect).
     
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  14. Mysticguitar

    Mysticguitar Strat-Talker

    Age:
    66
    142
    Jun 24, 2017
    Hawaii
    Thank you fezz! I put 11s on both my Fender Mustang 90 and my Fender Duosonic HS and they both sound Freaking Awesome! What a inexpensive and simple fix! I can't stop practicing/playing!
     
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  15. fezz parka

    fezz parka Strat-Talk Supporter

    Apr 21, 2011
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    Way to go brother! Play dat thang!
     

  16. Nasser

    Nasser Strat-Talk Member

    83
    May 10, 2015
    Amman, Jordan
    Thicker gauge strings and a good compressor will give you punch especially for clean sounds. For overdriven, you can still use a comp but dial it back as the sound is already compressing a bit.