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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 Off.... Strat-Talk Supporter

    Apr 21, 2011
    Undisclosed.
    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 Off.... Strat-Talk Supporter

    Apr 21, 2011
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    Yes. Short scale guitars sound better with heavier gauge strings.
     
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  11. Mysticguitar

    Mysticguitar Strat-Talker

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    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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. fezz parka

    fezz parka Off.... Strat-Talk Supporter

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

  15. Nasser

    Nasser Strat-Talk Member

    74
    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.