Using a Fulltone Fat Boost v1 or EP Booster on you Fenders will give them more girth to better match how they hit your OD's like the R8. All while not completely removing the single coil character.Hey everyone -
I'm running into an issue where I can't seem to get my rig (pedals) set up so that it works well with both my R8 Les Paul & my Fender guitars. My R8 has a lot of firepower, but when I switch over to either my Tele or one of my Strats, there's a noticeable output drop, due to the difference in HB's vs single coils.
My main amp is a vintage 1964 Deluxe Reverb. My pedalboard is pretty simple, as I don't use much in the way of effects. Right now my chain is guitar to wah (off board) - tuner - compressor - OD pedals (any combination of Tubescreamer, Timmy & Barber Direct Drive SS) - tremolo pedal - amp. I may add a chorus pedal from time to time, but I tend to play mostly clean or low - mid gain.
One additional problem I'm having is that it seems that I have to use different OD pedals for different guitars, as none of them seem to work well with everything. Each pedal seems to favor either the R8 or my Fenders, but doesn't work well with the other.
So how do you guys address the problem of output drop when switching from Gibson to Fender guitars? Do you use a clean boost pedal or EQ pedal for use with Fender guitars to make up the difference?
Thanks in advance for the help
Same. I change nothing except which pedal I use (OD or boost with the LP mostly for solos, fuzz with the Strat).Possibly a minority opinion but I don't see differences between guitars as a problem but more something to embrace.
If I swap from a Les Paul to a strat it's because I want completely different sound.
On the flip side if I have to swap guitars but have everything else, amps etc behave the same way?
Well, that's why I own multiple Les Pauls... a true backup.
I tend to pick & play certain guitars because I like their individual unique character. Not sure I've ever thought, gee I wish this Tele sounded like that PRS...