08-28-2010, 04:53 PM
Well we are working on our prototype Surfmaster and so far it's really cool, but I need some feedback from players who use them. First we are testing a prototype set of humbucking Jazzmaster pickups from Lindy Fralin and they sound great to me, but they are stronger than the vintage pickups and have a warmer midrange than the 1966 we compared them to. So are stronger pickups that still sound Jazzmaster a good thing? The volume difference is the Fralins on 7 was the same volume as the vintage on 10 (on the guitars volume) and with the mids on 5 with the fralins you had to turn it up to 7 for the same full sound on the vintage pickups. Lastly what string size do you use?