View Full Version : Toneriders and DR Blues.
09-18-2009, 07:47 PM
So I'm wondering which made such a big change in my tone. I changed the pickups from a GFS Texas SSS set to Tonerider City Limits and strung it up with DR Blues instead of the usual Nickel Rockers. What a huge difference. The string to string definition is stunning compared to before. I don't think I've had such definition from any of the $200.00+ sets I've had. Notes really jump out now. Seriously, I had to get used to the tone and response with this setup.
09-18-2009, 09:14 PM
Probably the pickups. Pure Blues are great, warm sounding strings, but IME they aren't that different from Nickel Rockers. Of course, if your old strings were played on for a few months then yes, new strings will certainly make a big difference.
09-18-2009, 09:21 PM
I'm thinking the p'ups too. They are not the best set for playing beautiful cleans but aren't bad for that either. The bridge is sort of like a humbucker with less bass. It has a good bit of mids, not a lot of crisp highs and normal bass for a single coil. It sounds quite a bit different from the others. The mid and neck are like good single coils with a fuller midrange.
09-18-2009, 11:54 PM
sounds like these toneriders are the perfect single coils for someone who plays in a band
09-18-2009, 11:59 PM
I've got the GFS p'ups in another strat and it is quite bell tone sounding. I really like both guitars and like having the variety for different moods. I'll run the Tonerider equipped strat tunes to Eb and the other to E. I have a Godin LG ready to install some Tonerider Alnico IV's in. I'll have all my electric tones covered.
09-19-2009, 05:18 AM
Put the Alnico IV's in the Godin. I only have a 250k pot for the volume and no tone control. Gonna order 2 500k's and see how they sound that way.
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