Guitar pickup problem
I use a 1987 Fender Stratocaster, it is all 100% original. One thing that always bothered me is that the high e string always sounds "thin" and less volume compared to the other strings.
Depending on the recording, I actually had to adjust the level afterwards, which is annoying.
Anyway, I guess part of the problem might be the pickups, there must be better ones available for this popular guitar model. Does anyone here have any experience and suggestions about this?
CHeers, TG :)
You could also replace the pickups, passive or active, there are many options, much depends on the kind of tone you are looking for. Some popular ones are seymour duncans or fender vintage noiseless, emg is also popular, and there is a huge offering from smaller specialty suppliers.
It is a common rule: the lighter the gauge the thinner the sound, I never put anything lighter that 012 on my guitars
If you don't like the sound of your pick ups,that's another question.
If you should decide, nevertheless, to change pick ups,make sure to try out handwired pick ups ,more and more luthiers do this job and they sound way musch better than the seymour Duncans or any other brand.
Edited by fanne on 28-04-2015 22:42
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