FDP Forum / Does anybody prefer "lower output" single coils in the BRIDGE of a strat?/ 24 messages in thread.

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Mar 16th, 2016 10:32 PM        

CS Fat 50's, I usually play the B through a fatter sounding boost to mellow it out and roll back the highs on the wired tone control. It is not overwound.

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Mar 17th, 2016 04:24 PM        

I also have my Strat bridge pickup wired to the bottom/back tone control, and combine middle and neck on the middle tone control; this works great (for me...).<br /> <br /> For years I've toyed with putting a Tele pickup into the bridge of one of my Strats, because I ALWAYS get along with the Tele bridge pickup.<br /> <br /> Anyone done this? Does it retain that Tele twang and thump if it's not in an ashtray bridge? (If you don't need a whammy on your Strat, you can always put the Tele bridge on there, too, basically created a "Nashville Tele" on a Strat body...)<br /> <br />



Feb 7th, 2017 06:36 PM        

I can never understand why the bridge pup sounds so crappy when I play it and so good when Joe Walsh or Billy Gibbons play it. That being said a tone control really helps as does a Tele with strat neck and bridge pups.



Feb 8th, 2017 03:47 PM        

One thing to keep in mind regarding mixing/swapping pickups............<br /> <br /> You want to keep the Dimarzio Areas? They are noise cancelling. If you are going to swap out the bridge pup you may want to stick to noise cancelling for that one as well.<br /> <br /> Some of the Dimarzio noise cancelling pups are lower output, specifically the YJM/HS2,3,4 models. I have not tried them, and I don't know how well they would match up with the Areas. You could call Dimarzio and ask them.<br />

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