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Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by lttoler, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. geetar

    geetar Strat-O-Master

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    i only use a bridge pup for fuzz and over drive now and then. its cuts through very well if it gets a bit muddy
     
  2. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    What a waste.
     
  3. daniboy79

    daniboy79 Strat-O-Master

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    I will have to agree with this ...I have a Strat with the Tonerider TRS-1's and another with the Fender 57/62s ...I have been playing the Tonerider for a couple of years and have found them to be a nicely balanced set for the Gilmour tones. I have only recently put together my 62 RI Strat tribute and I decided to go with the 57/62s based on the feedback that I have gotten fo them ...I am completely blown away by the dynamics of these pups!! I love every position of my 5-way switch; the neck gives me that amazing blues-esque lead tone, the '4' position has a nice subtle quack like the '2' position. The middle pickup is a decent blend of the neck & bridge sounds. ...Now, the bridge in my opinion is possibly the most dynamic of the set! if it is not set to close to the strings, you can hear great definition with lots of bite once you have a punchy distortion(I have a Keeley SEM Boss DS-1 which I sometimes stack with a Keeley Phat-mod Boss Blues Driver). But, at the same time, it isn't a 'shrill' sounding pup.

    I use a '77 Deluxe Reverb(Blackfaced).
     
  4. Stark

    Stark Still an idiot Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Not to me, at all. I just don't like that particular sound.
     
  5. 32soundz

    32soundz Senior Stratmaster

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    Is that you playing in that clip Stratman?
     
  6. WildRelic

    WildRelic Strat-Talk Member

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    I find myself playing with just the middle pickup most of the time, but some times I like the extra bite I get from the bridge pickup.
     
  7. 32soundz

    32soundz Senior Stratmaster

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    I play the neck 99 times out of 100
     
  8. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I'm afraid not! Andre volunteered to do the demos, brave man. We covered about 20 guitars in total, mainly Tokais and other Japanese guitars, some with stock pickups & some not. Same amp settings, same switch through each pickup, same basic licks. They're all listed on YouTube, so it can make an interesting comparison.
     
  9. redneF oeL

    redneF oeL Strat-Talker

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    Jimi Hendrix used the bridge pickup sometimes.
     
  10. VintageToneGuy

    VintageToneGuy Strat-Talk Member

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    The cure for the 'weak, thin sounding bridge pickup' is a Fralin Blues Special Bridge pup with a baseplate. I have a full set in my MIA Strat and there's nothing at all thin and shrill sounding about the bridge!!!
     
  11. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    That's "The Cure" is it? I would have thought there were loads of cures, of which that was merely one.
     
  12. StratMike10

    StratMike10 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    The only cure is more cowbell
     
  13. Phostenix

    Phostenix Strat-Talker

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    I need to borrow Andre. :D
     
  14. Phostenix

    Phostenix Strat-Talker

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    What he said.
     
  15. Phostenix

    Phostenix Strat-Talker

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    I just picked up a SD Twang Banger off ebay. Looking forward to hearing it.
     
  16. stratomaster96

    stratomaster96 Banned

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    The D. Allen 54/59 bridge pickup, even w/o a baseplate, is still pretty bassy and full and sounds great for some leads and rhythm.
     
  17. Nogbad

    Nogbad Strat-Talker

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    I did the tone thing. Its very useful!
     
  18. Tony6Strings

    Tony6Strings Senior Stratmaster

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    Most of the time my go to pickup is the middle. I use this a good 75 percent of the time. Cuts through without being harsh at all. It's funny, cause most of the strat players I meet and jam with hardly seem to even know it's there, unless they're using it in conjunction with bridge or neck for quack.
     
  19. twangless

    twangless Senior Stratmaster

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    I gravitate toward a heavy footstompin' hard rock tone, and I use the bridge pickup for rhythm and lead. All my Strats have a tone control wired to the bridge pickup and I keep it turned down halfway to get rid of the harsh twangy sound. :D
     
  20. MrPoppa2

    MrPoppa2 Senior Stratmaster

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    I use a 0.1 metalized capacitor on my strats, seems to tone down the ice-pick sound by some, but not entirely..more usable , in my humble opinion.
    .poppa
     
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