Pickups, Pots, Caps, Wiring

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#831393
Slowy wrote:
codedog wrote:I will have a set from Player Series MIM available soon-ish. Would that be of interest?

I have to admit to being something of a tone snob..... :oops:


so by tone snob you mean brand snob? .... not to sound like a quim but thats what all the guys who I see on american websites are. They love all these old tones that 90% of came from ratty old marshalls cranked to shit and they turn around and buy "boutique" gear because it helps get them that tone for 100x the price :rofl:

sorry ignore me, I am more just venting towards them and the internet in general :rofl: :rofl:
#831415
willow13 wrote:
Slowy wrote:
codedog wrote:I will have a set from Player Series MIM available soon-ish. Would that be of interest?

I have to admit to being something of a tone snob..... :oops:


so by tone snob you mean brand snob? .... not to sound like a quim but thats what all the guys who I see on american websites are. They love all these old tones that 90% of came from ratty old marshalls cranked to shit and they turn around and buy "boutique" gear because it helps get them that tone for 100x the price :rofl:

sorry ignore me, I am more just venting towards them and the internet in general :rofl: :rofl:

Go for it Mate! :lol:
No, not a brand snob. I have opinionated ears. They know what they want to hear. I don't give a damn where it comes from as long as my ears are happy. That said, I've not had much luck making my ears happy with cheapo pickups. My guitars have either DiMarzio Virtual Vintage, Duesenberg or various flavours of Lollar. I actually think you'd like my G&L's, but they're not me.
#831590
G&L do their EQ differently to Fender. Rather than 2 tone controls, assigned where you choose, they have a global treble roll off and a bass roll off.

It was strange to begin with but now I'm used to it, it's brilliant. Use the amp's midrange to control overall gain and voice it with subtle but distinct tweaks on the guitar's bass & treble.

I'm surprised it isn't more popular. I'm sold.
#831591
Slowy wrote:G&L do their EQ differently to Fender. Rather than 2 tone controls, assigned where you choose, they have a global treble roll off and a bass roll off.

It was strange to begin with but now I'm used to it, it's brilliant. Use the amp's midrange to control overall gain and voice it with subtle but distinct tweaks on the guitar's bass & treble.

I'm surprised it isn't more popular. I'm sold.


I just wired my 335 copy this way, Master bass and master treble roll off. I find it way more useful than 2 tone controls! Although I reckon it does change the feel more than a standard tone control for some reason, maybe it loads the pickups in a different way? Either way I prefer it for versatility.
#831613
Just had a fine lesson in proper matching of gear:

Took the G&L to the local Rockshop because one of the guys there had asked to see it. He plugged into an Orange Rockerverb 50 and what came out the speaker was tone heaven. I swear that guitar and amp were made for each other.

EL34s and Greenback vs EL84s and Blue. And I'm complaining about spiky treble........

So he big question for Sunday is, do I replace the pickups or buy an Orange amp? :think:
:roll:

Actually I have a 6L6 and G12H in the band room that I've never put the G&L through.
I'll start there :D
#831621
Slowy wrote:
kdawg2a wrote:Buy the amp.

Thanks Mate, knew I could count on you.

You could change the pick ups and that would be fine but buying the amp means more stuff in a volumetric sense. Always go with more stuff. It's more than less stuff.
#831676
bobiron wrote:Hey Slowly what you doing with the old G&L pickups? I assume they are out of a G&L start?

Bob! How are you mate?
They're still in the guitar, probably will be for a while but if you're keen when I'm done, you have dibs.
You should pop over and see if you like them.
#831694
Slowy wrote:
bobiron wrote:Hey Slowly what you doing with the old G&L pickups? I assume they are out of a G&L start?

Bob! How are you mate?
They're still in the guitar, probably will be for a while but if you're keen when I'm done, you have dibs.
You should pop over and see if you like them.

Ha! I'm a quote! My work here is done!