How I get my sound ...my ultimate surf recipe !

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Re: How I get my sound ...my ultimate surf recipe !

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k1w1 wrote:Quick question, just bought the Squier VM Jazzy and loving it, but find the bridge pup very shrill unless I turn the tone way down, is this the only solution?

Must admit on most guitars I am a neck/ middle position guy but this seems pretty shrill even in the middle. I like the pickups fine, but is swapping out my only option?
I had a Squire JM once and tried 1meg/500k and 250k volume pots.
I settled on the 250k in the end and it was a lot more usable for me. But sometimes new pickups are a good option too, for the price of a 250k pot it’s worth a go though.
Putting a resistor across the pot does a similar thing (can lower the value) but it changes the volume taper a lot, never feels as nice if you roll the volume back a lot in your playing style. I’m no expert though, just my 2c.

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k1w1 wrote:Quick question, just bought the Squier VM Jazzy and loving it, but find the bridge pup very shrill unless I turn the tone way down, is this the only solution?

Must admit on most guitars I am a neck/ middle position guy but this seems pretty shrill even in the middle. I like the pickups fine, but is swapping out my only option?
I would definitely try the resistor mod

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el byrdo wrote:Check out destroy all astromen
So good !!!! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Bro, just gonna drop this here, as it was kinda missing from the thread!

Love dem surfy tones, thanks for sharing your recipe :clap: :thumbup:

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Haha wow throw back clip!
That was a fun night.

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Man that Jazzmaster is beeeyooootiful. JM's are still the best looking guitars on the planet IMHO. They don't really work for my style of playing but perfect for the surf stuff.

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