View Full Version : Using a Strat and a LP live through the same effects setup. A question...
So, for my live setup I am using both a humbucking guitar (LP or SG) and a single coile guitar (strat) through the same effects setup into the same amp. I'm just using a switcher to go between the two. However, I have a question. How do I equal out the level of the two guitars so that the effects setup works roughly the same? The strat has so much less out-put than my LP that it just can't push my amp as hard as I want. Even when I kick on my TS9 I can't get as hot a tone as I want. So, short of bending down and swithcing all my pedal settings when I switch guitars. What can I do? Is this what a clean boost would be good for? Do I just get another set of OD pedals that I keep going for the strat? Advice? Thanks!
12-28-2007, 12:03 PM
It's an age old issue, but most people play differently on a strat to the way they play on an LP, and the sonic differences are what give the guitars their charachter.
I assume that you are refering to more hi gain sounds and not being able to get enough gain/drive for harmonics etc....
I used to use a boss line selector and then a cheapy behringer instrument selector - both have variable vol outputs.
12-28-2007, 12:06 PM
You might want to check out a Seymour Duncan Pickup Booster, they're good for this situation.
12-28-2007, 12:11 PM
12-28-2007, 12:13 PM
Hi use a good clean boost for volume difference like a Super Chili Picoso.
Guitar Dave T
12-28-2007, 12:19 PM
You can get a good clean boost, but you'll probably like the sound so much, you'll use it with your Gibson, too.
I just turn up my amp a little with the Strat. Not only does it make up for the volume difference, but I play with the amp almost-to-breakup, so the amp's natural output overcomes the need to change pedal settings on all but maybe one pedal.
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