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Least shrill/midrangy pu's for hard rhythm attack?

Discussion in 'Just Pickups' started by 1955, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. 1955

    1955 Doctor of Teleocity

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    I love Fralins and am staying with his stuff but for the last few years I've just played Esquires. Thinking of going back to a Tele set. All my PU's are really hot and since my attack is so hard it makes it tough to dial in a sound that isn't too harsh in the midrange. Would a 50's spec set get me there? Any ideas from you guys that play Fralins and play mostly hard rhythm for a more mellow/flatter response set?
     
  2. benbo

    benbo Tele-Afflicted

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    Call Lindy and tell him what you are after, he can wind you whatever you want, you don't just have to get whats offered in the retail outlets. He's a super nice guy too.
     
  3. 1955

    1955 Doctor of Teleocity

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    He's gone out of his way for me time after time in the past. One of the coolest guys around. I figured I wouldn't bug him until I heard back from some of you guys.

    At first when I started I was going for that Esquire bridge thing and went through a bunch of different overwinds. Trouble is I love 'em all especially the blues special but the bridge I have in there right now is pretty hot and a little too much for some ears especially when I'm nailing the high strings. Even if my treble and bass are flat on the amp I can't dial in a decent balanced rhythm tone because I don't have an eq pedal or any way to zap some of those mids.

    If I roll back the tone on the guitar, it's just dulls it down but doesn't address the mids as much. If I play light it's fine, and in some venues it sounds awesome esp. when I can crank the champ, but it's more like the tiny rooms with the amp super low in volume that I run into that harsh sound, because I'm hitting the strings too hard.

    I also changed the stock speaker after I blew it to a "10 from an old Vibratone, and that thing is pretty muddy which only complicates the problem in some rooms.

    Thanks for your help!
     
  4. Ricky D.

    Ricky D. Doctor of Teleocity

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    Check out a set of Fender OV's in a stock 52RI. That's a good benchmark for 50's sound. If you need mellow you can roll off the highs with your tone control.
     
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