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Twang help

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by berzirk, Jan 24, 2021.

  1. berzirk

    berzirk TDPRI Member

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    Recently threw a Duncan broadcaster in bridge and a DiMarzio Twang King in neck on my partscaster. (Warmoth boatneck roasted maple w rosewood fingerboard)
    The broadcaster giving me decent amount of twang when amp is set correctly but for some reason the twang king in neck position is more woody/start like with no real twang. Has anyone had similar experience?
     
  2. strat a various

    strat a various Friend of Leo's

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    I've rarely coaxed Twang out of a neck pick up.
    Can you find a clip of the kind of twang you are looking to get out of a neck pickup? And post it here ... because it's easier to figure out how to get a sound we can hear than a sound we have to imagine.
     
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  3. berzirk

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    i would say the neck position in this clip still has twang.
     
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    Have you tried adjusting the pickup height? A little each way can make a big difference.
     
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    Twang is not 100% a function of the pickup; technique is a huge factor here. Where you pick matters, even when you're using the neck pickup, and a hard stiff pick will twang better than a thin flimsy one.

    Pick near or over the the bridge pickup.
     
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    The Twang King neck pickup is known as a Stratty sounding one.
     
  7. strat a various

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    My two twangiest guitars: a Tele I sold, and one of my Les Pauls. I think because the LP has just a touch too much relief. Picking exactly between pick ups, with both pick ups enabled, and suitable amp settings on the old Twin, it Twangs pretty good. Always bring the Strat along, it can Twang, too; and it looks the part. So, Country gig, bring the Western saddle so-to-speak.
     
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    Try both pickups
     
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    Try picking by the bridge and I find you get nice snappy twang with a lighter gauge
     
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  10. berzirk

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    well that explains things. Thx
     
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    well....that explains things. After 56 years thought I'd need new fingers. Thx for the info
     
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    strat a various Friend of Leo's

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    THIS
     
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