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Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by Big Mike, Sep 25, 2019.
Well I’m leaving the pickups alone FYI
I misspelled it. I should have spelled it “oddio”. What was I thinking.
I have to agree about putting the guitar through the pa. Unless I’m playing a fly rig, arch top or acoustic, I think the sound usually sucks. If the guitar has enough volume, the tone will have a singing sustain to my ears. As I get older, I hate lugging 60 pound amps up stairs. That means smaller 2 channel amps, on a stand, as Sergio suggested. It also means another trip up and down the stairs at many gigs. I wonder if my girlfriend would agree to be my roadie?
Maybe try different strings. Strings can make a massive difference in how a guitar comes across...
Nah I use curt mangan's on everything,.Switched from D'addarios that came on this relatively new, no real diff.
It's the amp/pickup combo. Likes the marshalls better.
I still go back and forth on changing them.
Maybe a set of Duncan 59's which I love, or some Wolfetones...
A set, or just the bridge? I thought the neck killed at volume?
Depends on the amp.
I may try to find a dset that splits the difference more easily. teh CU22 with a 59/SNS bridge sounds killer through both rigs.
Still pondering. I do that. :facepalm
Forgive the crappy picture.
And don’t drum me out of The club..
the 59s are sitting bettet with me in both rigs.
Cranked em up and it just is more my speed.
Closer in output too
crappy pic..looks like an old school 90s 22 lol
Did stick an Alnico 3 magnet in the bridge
That’s an interesting selection. How do you like it?
And you know, anymore, I say screw the purists. If it works for you, it works for you. Do you feel better and more confident in your rig and ability to to be consistent?
I like the A3. After messing around with 59s awhile back they’re really a do it all humbucker if you tune it to the guitar with the right magnet. Stock they can be a touch strident in some guitars, and Very scooped. It’s perfect in the neck on most guitars, but sometimes boomy.
The A3 adds in some mids but relaxes the highs and lows, worked great in this guitar.
Neck stock is pretty perfect.
I bought this one used and once I got into the cavity it was clear someone had tried some different pickups at some point. So I feel less bad, and hopefully the purists will relax
cranked both rigs gig volume and higher and it works well with both with a few subtle adjustments.
Now to decide if I want to put the pickups on the shelf or move em on.
I just did a gig yesterday using my new PRS Silver Star and a Fender Princeton Reverb amp. At home, the amp sits on the ground in a corner and I play over tracks that I have created (it is a close that I can come to playing with a band at my house. I had the tones that I wanted dialed in. At the gig I had the amp about 2ft off the floor and gig was outside. My tone was far from "dailed in" when we first started....A nice rich and warm sound at my house became a tinny, weak sound at the gig..It took me a while to get things acceptable. Today I plan to take my amp out into my backyard, put it on a chair and see what happens to the tone.................
This is the most persistent problem a gigging guitarist battles. Oh, then record your gigs and then you have a 3rd variance in your tone. You need EQ curves for each...which is what I love about the Kemper.
Can’t do modelers
Don’t feel right to me
I promise I’m not just being an ass when I say this... Kemper is not a modeler. That’s the difference to me. But any tonal/feel compromises are defeated by consistency, reliability, flexibility, and size/weight. I still have my amps too, btw.
I can undersand and appreciate that.
Just doesn't respond in a way I like it. Though I only have a limited amount of exposure to teh kemper.
The Amplifire pedal felt OK.
They have their purposes I just have no intention fo going down that rabbithole unless my gigging circumstances change radically.
That is a completely rational approach. The irrational approach is typically what’s discussed around here.