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BY slash-ed
#812575
Got a SSS Strat for the first time in years and I realised that all my experience of tone chasing and tweaking is very centred around humbucker guitars. I haven't got that much of a clue how to dial in a Strat.

So... Enlighten me!

What's a quintessential Strat setup in your experience?

Tell me about amp and effects pairings, EQ settings (vs humbucker) and whatever tips you've got!
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BY Bg
#812578
sss strat and tweed amp = clean perfection.
alnico all the way through the chain.
#812583
Any good valve amp, tone & volume rolled back to around 8 on the Strat
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BY TmcB
#812640
Some shit old giant Fender and a twat hat/headband

Or if you're cool a dimed AC30.

I have helped
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BY Slowy
#812759
Borrow any unmolested Blackface Fender. Plug straight in. You may or may not like what you hear but try and tell me it’s not pure alchemy.

I use vintage low gain pups. Bridge lead requirements are served brilliantly with a Hermida Zendrive.
For everything else l like Klon flavour. Fond of the Archer but I think you’d prefer the Wampler Tumnus Deluxe. (More gain on tap.)
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BY slash-ed
#812760
Slowy wrote:Borrow any unmolested Blackface Fender. Plug straight in. You may or may not like what you hear but try and tell me it’s not pure alchemy.

I use vintage low gain pups. Bridge lead requirements are served brilliantly with a Hermida Zendrive.
For everything else l like Klon flavour. Fond of the Archer but I think you’d prefer the Wampler Tumnus Deluxe. (More gain on tap.)


So - Bright channel/switch or Normal? For clean I'm liking things with Bright on but then it gets a bit ugly in the high end once you put a drive in front. How do I get around this?