Less treble and less bright

Discussion in 'Pickup Forum' started by wilkoo, May 31, 2021.

  1. chas3rd

    chas3rd Strat-Talker Gold Supporting Member Silver Member

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    Investigate Michael Landau Pups. Amazon has them. Suhr sells them. The noiseless ones work 100% and are a bargain.
     
  2. stratmatt777

    stratmatt777 Strat-O-Master

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  3. gogaterz

    gogaterz Strat-Talk Member

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    Pick up a set of Fralin Vintage Hot pickups. Nice warm tone and works well with tone controls. Best warm sounding I've tried on a Strat.
     
  4. Stevn

    Stevn Senior Stratmaster

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    Write an email to Seymore Duncan. If he doesn’t already have the pickup you want he can build you one from scratch. I am not a pick up guy but I understand the magnet material can have an effect on tone. Seymore makes them all!
    Good luck! Welcome!!
     
  5. Stevn

    Stevn Senior Stratmaster

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    Pedals can help too.
     
  6. Stevn

    Stevn Senior Stratmaster

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    Yeah, the big round end of the pick mellows the attack out.
     
  7. publius

    publius Strat-Talker

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    It is the first time that I have seen or heard the word GARISH to describe a pickup's sound output.
    garish.
    For any others in the same boat, this from my on board dictionary's thesaurus ...

    garish
    adjective
    gaudy, lurid, loud, harsh, glaring, violent, showy, glittering, brassy, brash; tasteless, in bad taste, tawdry, vulgar, unattractive, bilious; informal flash, flashy, tacky, tinselly, neon. ANTONYMS drab.
     
  8. Slartybartfast

    Slartybartfast Strat-Talker

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    the Fender 57/62 is a comparatively mellow strat pickup compared to others that have been put in new strats. Also there is the DiMarzio Red Velvet bridge and True Velvet combo. A little less bite with a bit more power in the bridge.
     
  9. Tomw

    Tomw New Member!

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    I have a 2005 with the original pickups and a mim with fat 50’s. Because of the stagger on those pickups it took me a while to find the sweet spot. I was eventually able to find a sound I liked on both. Small height adjustments can make a bit difference in tone as can individual string height adjustments.
     
  10. Irzal

    Irzal Strat-Talk Member

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    Hello. I had almost the same problem with my MIM 2016 (ceramic pups). Tubescreamer with 0 overdrive and max level helped a bit, but the tone improved drammatically only after I ditched the ceramics and installed hand-wound Fat50s clones...So, if you look for a warmer, rounder but still crispy&quacky sound try the Fat50s...but it will still be quite bright, because it's a strat...
     
  11. mattier303

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    What you want to do is take that maple neck off....and buy one with a rosewood board....;)
     
  12. mattier303

    mattier303 Strat-Talk Member

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    I always find that my compressor makes my sound warmer er....and tone and volume knobs are your friend
     
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    cranky Senior Stratmaster

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    I'm of the mind that these are problems solved by switches, tone knobs and EQs
     
  14. Maplelover

    Maplelover Strat-Talker

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    Knobs are there for a reason. Sounds like you run it full on 10
     
  15. HazyPurple

    HazyPurple Without stress... my life would be empty Silver Member

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    It's effectively an inductor, will pull more current.
     
  16. Motley

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    Could it be the amp?
     
  17. GaryM

    GaryM Strat-O-Master

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    Exactly. The reactance of coil cables affects the phase shift in complex waveforms differently than an ideal conductor. In layman’s terms, it makes a spiky Strat sound mo betta.
     
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  19. Dirtville

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    Seymour Duncan has several sweeeet options for Strats!
     
  20. wilkoo

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    Yesterday I tested a compressor and was pleasantly surprised.
    The sound of the pickups is much better...
    But I remain careful, because after a break in general I find it bad again :D