Modern vs 50s wiring, bursts had both!

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Chance Terrill, May 30, 2020.

  1. Scary Uncle G.

    Scary Uncle G. Member

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    Some of my guitars are 50’s and some are “modern”. I make either work.
     
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  2. Tone_Terrific

    Tone_Terrific Supporting Member

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    It's the nature of the strings at longer lengths and rigidity of the anchor points allowing a more efficient coupling. Holds true on acoustic guitars too of course.
    You will not fix it. Use it for variety.
    Modern to '50s is a trivially easy mod to try, esp on a LP where pot access is so convenient.
     
  3. SoPhx

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    I can't stand 50s wiring. I'm not deaf and excessive high end drives me crazy. I also do NOT want to sound like Johnny Thunders---why would you?
     
  4. Chance Terrill

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    Just an observation, I've noticed so many nuances like that lately, like if u play a bunch of ringing open chords with a nice crunchy tube amp, then try to throw an a or b power chord (three notes not just 2) in there, it stands out like a sore thumb, it really allows you to fine tune the sound of your riffs without using a pedal
    LOL..... U just gotta dial In amp different, add bass cut highs and roll. Tone back....... The beauty if it is if u dial it it to sound perfect with tone around 6 to 7 and volume at around 8 you can get fatter or brighter while still having clarity......... It's just funny because that was exactly my first impression as well..... Once I adjusted amp and controls now I can go anywhere I want.... From beano album Clapton (peanut butter milkshake thick creamy and round) to a bit abrasive like the solo in sympathy for the devil..... Believe me I switched back and forth a bunch if times back to back cuz I felt exactly like u do......but I'm am SO glad I stuck with it and tailored my rig to it because now I'm happier then I've ever been with my guitar and sound in general
     
  5. SoPhx

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    I just want the $#%$#^ thing to sound decent when I plug it in---not into Beaner Crapton tone. That always sounds to me like a blown speaker or an amateur using a Marshall for the first time. Ugh.
     

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