December 29th, 2007, 10:20 AM
I recently tried a 52RI and a Baja through my gear (Winnie Thomas bassman style amp and a Barber Burn Unit OD pedal) and both bridge pickups got real "woofy" and fuzzy sounding with the OD pedal on. I'm guessing it's because they're vintage style pups as opposed to modern style which tend to be more focused and crisper sounding. My Rio pups for instance stayed much more focused and solid sounding with OD than either of those. Does anybody know how the Nocaster bridge would respond to an OD pedal? Do those woof out as well with heavy OD or do they produce a more crunchy and solid overdrive sound?
December 29th, 2007, 01:06 PM
i have 2 tele partscasters - one has a fender cs nocaster bridge pu and one has a rewound fender texas special bridge pu - both sound great with fulldrive II and carl martin ac-tone overdrives. neither is "woofy"
have you tried backing off the overdrive level on your pedal?
marquis de jonny
January 4th, 2008, 02:09 AM
i've used a nocaster in a couple of combinations:
pair of ts9's into a marshall tsl60 2x12
bad monkey into a vox ac15
...and neither seemed "woofy" at all. pretty bright and crunchy. even with a big muff the the guitar still reacts well.
could the body timber make such a difference? i don't know what the 52ri's or baja's are made from, but don't forget the nocaster's are ash.