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Pedal for more chime on Vintage Noiseless

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  1. boxerdog

    boxerdog New Member!

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    Hello everyone.

    I own a Deluxe Strat HSS with Vintage noiseless which I play most of the times through a Roland Cube. No matter what I dial in the amp eq, I still feel I'd like some more chime and my ears tell me the strat sound is not really there, especially in the cleans. Could you point out to some ideas of a pedal that may help with that, I don't really feel like investing in new pups. Thank you.
     
  2. Morf2540

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    Hmmm. More chime? That's a hard term to define. I presume you're looking for more "presence", or a "hotter" sound. In that case a clean boost, or very light gain, would do the trick. There are a million choices. One that people consistently like is the Xotic EP Booster. That one is super clean, and warm. To push the gain a little, there are so many, every one will give you a different recommendation. I''ll recommend the Barber Gain Changer.
     
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    Welcome to the forum!! What you're describing is wanting LESS output......not more.....You could try an EQ pedal and accent the highs.....

    An easy thing to do though is try setting them really low first. The neck pickup with its cover almost flush with the pickguard surface, then middle 1/8" higher, and bridge 1/8" higher than middle....way lower than Fender's recommended specs.....cost nothing. Give it a try!
     
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  4. shupe13

    shupe13 Senior Stratmaster

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    Sounds to me like you are wanting vintage Strat tone correct?

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    In my opinion, pedals don’t add chime.
    Maybe, through some miracle, an eq pedal could add chime.

    But to me, I gotta think adding chime falls under the old adage of you can add dirt. You can’t add clean.

    I suppose some uses of a compressor might sound like chime to some ears.
     
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  6. boxerdog

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    @shupe13, yes, looking for a more true vintage strat tone which the vintage noiseless are not really offering. at least in my ears.
    @guitarface, not what I wanted to hear :) but thanks for your view
     
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  7. shupe13

    shupe13 Senior Stratmaster

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    I had two Deluxe Strats (SSS) with vintage noiseless pups and I loved them. That said they were "modern" and that's what I wanted. They just don't do vintage in my experience.

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    If you like the guitar, I'd go 920D Custom replacement loaded pickguard with vintage pickups.

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  9. Cerb

    Cerb Anti conformist reformist Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Do what @Guitarmageddon suggested and lower your pickups.

    A little touch of reverb can add sparkle and chime.

    A fuzz pedal with the guitar's volume rolled way off can also add sparkle and chime.
     
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    So many answers I haven't even seen all of them in the phone. Thank you all. Will try lower pups height first.
    @Morf2540, defining the sound is what kept me for weeks to open this thread. I guess hotter is a good word
     
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    Uhmmm,... the strat tone has to be there... without any pedals. I would start changing pickup height... start from low and turn them more towards the strings. Standard average height provided by Fender is 2 to 3mm measured while pressing the string at the last fret ...
     
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    what setting are you using on the cube?
     
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    I like the bell like chime Georgia Harrison had on you never give me your money, not sure if it was a pedal .
     
  14. Funk McNasty

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    You can most definitley add “clean” to your clean tone.. an EQ pedal will help accent the high end and lower the mid presence which can add chime...

    I have found that Xotic makes some super affordable clean-tone conditioning pedals. The EP boost is a great no-fuss one, but I like the RC Booster because you can dial in how much treble and bass you want right from the front of the pedal.

    Granted, if you’re looking for a different more vintage Strat sound, you’re definitely looking at a different set of pickups down the line most likely. You can find more vintage inspired pickup sets that might get you closer to the tone you want, for just a slight bit more than a pedal would cost.


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    are you looking for more of a tight sound with the notes clarity to become stronger then try a compressor If you want it to sound brighter with more sustain try a Fuzz/OD with the distortion set very low and the tone control set high and the volume up on it.
     
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    Which one of these three samples would you say come closest to what you want?

     
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    Cerb Anti conformist reformist Strat-Talk Supporter

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    And these three samples

     
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    And a curve ball

     
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    Is the cube a modeling amp?

    Pick a fender twin type model.
     
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    https://www.fulltone.com/products/cs-ranger
     
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