Are they warmer?I dont hear "them" (low wind Strat pickups) as scooped, but more winds adds bass & mids and reduces highs so scooped is the opposite of more bass & mids with less highs.
The reason i dont hear that as scooped is that for one thing its more low mids that are added by a hotter coil, and if you play a low wind Strat neck pickup through any amp you hear normal nice mids, not all treble & bass with scooped mids.
Low wind Strat bridge tone lacks bass, and scooped tone is predominantly treble & bass, so lacking bass is not really scooped mids, more like emphasized highs.
Warmer to me is more bass and less treble.Are they warmer?
Are they warmer?
Would ceramic pickups be considered hot.Warmer to me is more bass and less treble.
A low wind Strat neck pickup certainly sounds warm, but not really more warm than a hotter more bassy less bright Strat neck pickup.
But again, how i hear a hot over wound Strat neck pickup is maybe muddy and bassy.
Same two pickups (one low wind and one hot over wound) in the bridge position where you get less bass, the hotter pickup will indeed sound warmer, rather than muddy and bassy.
Thats why commonly a Strat set is calibrated, with something like 6.4k bridge, 5.9k middle, and 5.7k neck, assuming all same 42awg wire gauge. That ensures the neck isnt too bassy and the bridge isnt too shrill but they all sound clasdic Stratty as in clear bright classic Strat tones.
The only pickups I see refererrd to as scooped are Strat pickups, and specifically vintage spec low wind low output.Would ceramic pickups be considered hot.
If you're bridge pickup has it's own dedicated tone pot, then this is a non issue.Further consider that any bridge pickup needs to be hotter than the neck pickup its paired with to sound full and fat at amp settings that work with a given neck pickup.
Set your DRRI for a neck PAF to sound fat and not too bassy, then switch to an identical PAF bridge pickup, and it will sound too bright too. So the tone or EQ of a pickup also depends on where its mounted and how the amp EQ is set.
Yet a PAF is
Well right, and many players are fine with that solution.If you're bridge pickup has it's own dedicated tone pot, then this is a non issue.