VHNGD - '72 Strat

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Re: VHNGD - '72 Strat

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MiniForklift wrote: Thu Jan 18, 2024 12:51 pm If I’m not wrong I think 300k are generally known to sound a bit on the dark side. Well, I either do remember reading that somewhere or I’ve made it up
With Humbuckers, I expect you remember that from Gibson talk ;-)
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oh that looks lovely...
i have a 75.. my first proper guitar my parents went into debt to buy me when i was a kid.
(in the shop ... tempo music in ealing...i was offered a 67 custom tele for less money but no... i wanted a new 70's strat!)
it also sounded like a dog but about 20 years ago i replaced the bridge and/or bridge block to a steel one and it made all the difference
the 70's ones were some shit alloy apparently
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philly wrote: Thu Jan 18, 2024 5:21 pm oh that looks lovely...
i have a 75.. my first proper guitar my parents went into debt to buy me when i was a kid.
(in the shop ... tempo music in ealing...i was offered a 67 custom tele for less money but no... i wanted a new 70's strat!)
it also sounded like a dog but about 20 years ago i replaced the bridge and/or bridge block to a steel one and it made all the difference
the 70's ones were some shit alloy apparently
Funny you should say that. I was watching Aynsley Lister discuss his CBS Strats on TPS and he specifically said that he replaced a bridge on one to 'upgrade' it only to be disappointed with the outcome. Said it lost its mojo. He put the pig-iron one back on. I might have a bridge about the place so could give it a go anyway.

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Re: VHNGD - '72 Strat

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jeremyb wrote: Thu Jan 18, 2024 1:09 pm
MiniForklift wrote: Thu Jan 18, 2024 12:51 pm If I’m not wrong I think 300k are generally known to sound a bit on the dark side. Well, I either do remember reading that somewhere or I’ve made it up
Higher resistance pots usually leads to brighter toans :thumbup:
This is true. I have a drop in set with 300k pots. It gives you the option of loads it’d top end, which of course you can tame with the tone pot if you wish.

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Re: VHNGD - '72 Strat

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Spent the afternoon wiring-up another drop-in. When I came to remove the old one I discovered the output from the volume pot was hanging by a thread. Maybe that explains why I wasn't too happy with the sound. Anyway, new pickups going in tomorrow.

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