Its all in the fingers, or is it?

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#810472
kdawg2a wrote:I don't know whether it's possibly an age thing (changes in the ears), or a refinement of taste, or even an increase in nuance when playing but i'm totally loving the difference in sound to what i've traditionally had.
Anyone else had a similar experience?


You have discovered the glorious thing that is a Rickenbacker guitar :zomg:
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BY kdawg2a
#810475
bbrunskill wrote:
kdawg2a wrote:I don't know whether it's possibly an age thing (changes in the ears), or a refinement of taste, or even an increase in nuance when playing but i'm totally loving the difference in sound to what i've traditionally had.
Anyone else had a similar experience?


You have discovered the glorious thing that is a Rickenbacker guitar :zomg:

Glorious it is indeed. Mind you, I have also had similar great results with a Tele and a Danelectro DC59. Think I need a Jazzmaster......
#810476
I think all of those guitars, Tele, DC59, Rick have a sound which is partially the single coils and partially other things, which is a non-dense sound. A lot of space around the notes in a way, and less sustain. You have to play them differently, and they can be quite a lot of work, but the rewards are sweet.
#810496
I have gone the other way in the last month or so. I have always LOVED the tone from a single coil neck pickup (admittedly hotter ones like duncan quarter pounds) and put them in as many guitars as I could. But in the las few weeks they just seem a bit meh to me and I have been pretty much exclusively playing guitars with hums in the neck.

Still hate the sound of humbucker for clean though
#810503
Lostininverness wrote:Maybe you need something with P-90's.....


Me :?:

Yes I do haha .. the quarter pounds are "p90ish" but yeah I think its time I got some real ones