fralin blues specials

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  1. keith_t4e

    keith_t4e Member

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    I'm thinking of putting these in an alder body rosewood board strat. Anyone here have them? How are they?
     
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    I put them on just such a strat and I love the neck and middle but the bridge is a little thin sounding. It works nicely with a "fat boost" added in.
     
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    I have them in my Kubicki strat and they sound great nice smoky bluesy tones ala SRV. I also recommend using a baseplate on the bridge pickup helps eliminate the thinness the previous poster mentioned.
     
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    It just so happens I just ordered the old fulltone fat boost----the small grayish silver one for a great price. I'm either going with the bassplate or get the steel pole 42 for the bridge. Every tried the steele pole 42 or 43?
     
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    That's the Fat Boost I have and it works great. I do have the base plate installed. It's not that you can't get a great tone from the bridge pickup without the fat boost it's just that with my amp set for a nice blusey tone from the neck pickup I find the bridge a little thin. The fat boost does the trick. My main gigging amp is an early 68 DR. That strat, TS9 and fat boost are a really nice setup for blues/rock.
     
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    have them in my jap strat and the base plate certainly beefs up the bridge pickup which was very bright before I put the base plate in, love the tone of the pups.
     
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    nice but theres better out there i think:BOUNCE
     
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    Another option that I have on all my strats for beefing up the bridge is replacing the second tone control with a blend control and mixing in a little neck with the bridge works great.
     
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    I was really close to going with Rio or Suhr 60lp. I'm having a problem with my strat's bridge tone being too bright and glassy.
     
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    FWI I've got Suhr V60lp's in a Fender Strat + with Alder body and maple board and love the bridge pup not overly bright at all but I do have a baseplate on that as well.
     
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    +1 on the blender pot!! Love it:cool:
     

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