62 Custom...Tame the Treble

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  1. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    My AVRI 62 (original pickups) is bright, but like @Stubee said, it's not crazy bright. If yours is mimicking a 62, mebbe get the reissue pickups that go with it?
     
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    I have a 63 custom shop with which I had the same issue . Installed some broadcaster pickups-I think .... they helped . But when I finally got away from fender amps
    And got my goodsell , that cured
    It . The amp has
    A volume , gain amd treble. That’s it.
    Their great guitars right out or the box, but paired with a fender amp seems ice picky to me .now as I say that , I realize I never had a bunch of fender amps,haha. Maybe a teeed deluxe , or champ would not have that issue -
    I don’t know. Ymmv
     
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    NO no no! All treble! All the time!

    It’s not a Les Paul ;)

    I want that tele to rip my head off when I plug it in!

    You guys chose the wrong guitar if it’s too bright for you, isn’t that what it’s all about?
     
  4. 57joonya

    57joonya Tele-Holic

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    I did the brass Glendale saddles , yes that helped a little . Good idea . I actually immediately loved the way these brass saddles worked and intonated. But it’s still a pretty bright sounding guitar -
    Imo
     
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    57joonya Tele-Holic

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    I never knew enough to do this. Maybe I will try as well
     
  6. moosie

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    Has your little dog been at the cappucino machine again? :lol:

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    A 62 reissue should already have 250s. I think the question arose when the OP mentioned it was a partscaster.
     
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    Depends also on you setup. I have 52 avri and like more bass/low-mid sound. Hot Cake + 5E3(with turned down tone pot) + volume and treble down work pretty well.
    However, it uses brass saddles and 250k pots. Your pickup combination is perfect(have it on 2012 US ash/rw tele and sounds amazing, maybe even better than that 52).
    Good luck;)
     
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    Many Fender guitar and amps specs are designed to be pretty trebley on their top settings, so you’re not alone finding this. Without changing the spec, my best suggestion is lower the pickup a chunk and use a clean boost to get some power back. If you want 10 to match a certain tone though, forget changing saddles, etc, and tear up the Fender electronics spec.

    I’d say check you’re really on spec for a start though… Have you checked the actual resistance of your volume pot? Unless it’s a low tolerance spec, something rated 250k could be 300k. If it is high, get a couple of 7% tolerance pots like Mojotone and find the lowest value. Or a job lot of cheap ones and find the lowest of those. A very cheap option could be wring a low-value capacitor to take some top-end straight to ground.

    A second EQ pedal in your set-up solely for the 62 would work, too, of course, and give you most finesse. Everything else is a bit of a gamble and you say you like the tone as it is.
     
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    But what amp?

    My alder bodied Tele guitar sounds like crap through my Hot Rod Deluxe IV (too much mid) but sounds awesome in my '65 tube Vox Cambridge.

    My Blonde 50s CV (Alnico 3 /pine) is WAY too bright in the Vox but sounds awesome in the HRD IV.

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    Or adjust the tone control on your amp.
     
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  12. Jay Isler

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    Yeppers. I’ve found that Raising the pickup fattens up the tone.
     
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    try changing the strings its much easier, try some flat wounds, they'll roll off the treble for you.
     
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  14. rhino

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    I've tried several...the EL84 amps are brighter, of course, and the EL34 and KT66 amps tone it down a bit. I spoke to the builder the out-of-the-gate he recommended a set of these...I'll likely start there...
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    https://www.mojotone.com/Gotoh-In-Tune-Compensated-Brass-Tele-Guitar-Saddles
     
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    Determine what capacitor value is on the tone control. If it is .022uf then consider .033, .037 or .047uf.
    If you have a 250K pot that only reads 220K or less consider getting one that reads closer to or at 250K.
    This will give a much more useful span to tame highs with the tone control.
     
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