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  • My Tone Crave!

    Alright everyone, I hate being equipment poor. I was playing my strat through my deville 212 with it on the "more drive" channel and I couldn't really even the drive past 4 with out it sounding compressed . I obviously messed around with the settings for eternity and couldn't open my sound at all, I want to get a sound that opens up a lot for the bridge position and that has plenty of punch, power and most inportantly CLARITY. Just so you know right now I'm using typical vintage strat pups. I'm hoping for some SUGGESTIONS on strat size humbucking bridge replacement. I was kinda thinkin a Screamin demon.
    brinton
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    Last edited by brinton; 03-30-2004, 06:23 PM.
    Fender MIA Strat (Blue/Red Velvets)
    JB Player Strat (Norton/PAF Pro w/ 5way superswitch)
    Fender HotRod Deville 212 Cleans baby clean.
    Vox Valvetronix 30w AWESOME!!!!!
    Dunlop Classic Crybaby
    Do you know any geniuses, I wish I knew myself better.

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    Re: My Tone Crave!

    i think, judging by your description, that getting a new set of pickups will not make you sound better as getting a new amp.
    in other words, its likely that you dont like the tone because of your amp, therefore pickups may not be enough to make you sound like you want.
    Guitars:
    -Ibanez RG2820CTTW Limited Edition (with Dimarzio Steve's Special bridge and Air Norton neck)
    -Peavey Harley Peavey Signature Guitar
    -Admira spanish classical guitar

    Amps:
    - Line6 POD 2.3 Rack with poweramp and cab
    - Marshall 1st Generation Valvestate combo
    SHREDDING IN THE HOLY LAND

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    • #3
      Re: My Tone Crave!

      Yeah I just went over what I posted and it does seem a like i'm saying "I don like my amp lets get some new pups" But I have played my uncle's PRS through the exact same amp and i was laying down some pretty cool licks from erruption (van halen). It seemed pretty open and enough power/transparent chunk to do tapping and fast picking stuff and not sound muddy.
      Fender MIA Strat (Blue/Red Velvets)
      JB Player Strat (Norton/PAF Pro w/ 5way superswitch)
      Fender HotRod Deville 212 Cleans baby clean.
      Vox Valvetronix 30w AWESOME!!!!!
      Dunlop Classic Crybaby
      Do you know any geniuses, I wish I knew myself better.

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      • #4
        Re: My Tone Crave!

        i think you're on the right track with the SD.

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        • #5
          Re: My Tone Crave!

          In the quest for your tone craving, I'd suggest swapping the pickup because it's much less expensive than buying another amp. I don't know anything about the Blue Velvet pickups, but the Screamin' Demon would be ideal for what you're describing. If that axe with a S/D in it isn't open sounding enough, it's likely then that maybe you do need to look into another amp. In addition, you still have the 21 day exchange policy to get another pickup that may work better for you.
          My Gear:
          Kramer USA Baretta II;Ibanez RG550 (MIJ)
          Laney Pro Tube Lead AOR 50watt 1x12" Combo
          Boss GT-3;ProCo Rat2;DOD 250 Overdrive/Preamp;DOD 201 Phaser;DOD FX-90 Delay

          Pickups Used:
          TB-12 Screamin' Demon;TB-4 JB;SH-10 Full Shred;SH-5 Custom;TB-1 '59;TB-6 Distortion

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