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Twang on a G&L

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by Deckard, Feb 14, 2015.

  1. Deckard

    Deckard Tele-Afflicted

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    Wry interested in a G&L ASAT Special and was curious as to whether or not it's possible to achieve the classic snap and twang of a tele with a pickup such as the MFD in the Special?
     
  2. Coop47

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    To my ears, no. The ASAT Special is a little darker and thicker. Still a great sounding guitar though - definitely worth looking into.
     
  3. Deckard

    Deckard Tele-Afflicted

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    They seem pretty cool. Was inquiring about the twang factor due to playing in a cover band doing the bar crawl I'm sometimes called on to due the chicken picked thing. The special seems to cover all bases so the multiple guitar hauling could end.
     
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    The smaller MFD's on the 'classic' can do twang easily.

    1:20 he starts playing the ASAT. 2:15 is when he starts making it 'Twang'


    The larger MFD's are a tad warmer, but they're not usually overwound, like you'd think with a soapbar style pickup. Thicker, but still very capable of twang, IMO.


    here's a comparison of the Soap Bar sized vs the single coil sized MFD's
     
  5. Deckard

    Deckard Tele-Afflicted

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    Thanks for the link to those videos. I think Alex could play a wet noodle and it would sound awesome.
     
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    The bridge is what provide Twang, yet a Asat Special can Twang.
     
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    Absolutely! Love the MFDs. They are quieter than Fenders, tone full bass sounds like a Jazzmaster, halfway like a P90 and full treble like a Tele.
     
  8. Coop47

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    I should clarify what I said earlier. I don't think they give you the "classic" Fender twang that a regular single coil in a metal bridge does, but they'll probably get you close enough in a bar.

    FWIW, I cover everything I need to with a Tele and a four way switch. Still I think the ASATs and the MDFs sound great.
     
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    The ASAT Classic definitely out twangs the Special, but the Special can still twang. That said, my MIM Tele with Cavelier pickups is what I turn to when I want to twang.
     
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