Single coils and high gain

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  1. LiveOVErdrive

    LiveOVErdrive CNC hack

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    Eh I play standard. A seven string tele just seems fun. Too bad that wasn't tho.
     
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    Yeah, I was psyched, precicely because of how clear the attack you get from a singlecoil under gain, and how I figured it'd rule for doubling rhythm tracks. I then just didn't really enjoy playing it very much - every time I wanted a singlecoil sound, I found myself just reaching for my Strat.
     
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    It is! I have found that with single coils, turning the guitar volume down to 7-8 will get rid of a lot of the hum and not really hurt the tone any.
     
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    Single coils can sound very cool on high gain, but the big problem I tend to have with them is an uninspiring and weak midrange. They often lack the thick and complex mid range that full humbuckers have. It's a different sound and really depends on what you like and probably also what amp you use.
     
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    This is why I had better luck with hotter single coils. More midrange growl to them.

    But yeah, if I'm using single coils for high gain, it's never in the bridge. Either the neck, middle, or neck/middle or middle/bridge blended. Not too fond of it in the bridge. The lack of midrange just doesn't (literally) cut it for me.
     
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    This is why I think Seymour Duncan should consider a stacked version of the Quarter Pounder, which is what Ritchie Blackmore uses. It's a powerhouse SC, but noisy as can be.
     
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    I want to try one of those out so badly.
     
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    I had one in the neck of my tele build. It kept up with the JB in the bridge and was killer for leads and cleans. Hot as shit.
     
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    The Custom Shop can make these. BTW, I've never read that Blackmore has ever used QPs, although the single coils are in his sig Fender. In the 70s he used Schecters.
     
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    Made a video of the guitar and patch that inspired this thread.

     
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    I have a full DMZ Curiser set in a strat, and they sound killer under med-high gain. But sound very lackluster clean.

    They're quiet with plenty of mids.

    If you can deal with the hum...
    I can't recommend the Duncan SSL5 or SSL6 enough.
    Holy HOT!!!
     
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    Everybody makes single coils sound better than I do. Must be a glitch in my DNA or something.
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    DudeManBrother Hey...how did everybody get in my room?

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    Jesus man that FSM is one pissed of sounding amp. I think the pickup takes that massive amount of gain well, but the excess noise would get old quick; though I bet a noise gate would do enough to manage it. Thanks for making the clip.
     
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    I can't figure it out. What is an FSM?
     
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    the fsm is an absolute monster, i love it.
    i could have set up my noise gate but i just wanted to see how much excess noise these pickups make. thankfully it wasn't a ton.
     
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    peters fsm amp
     
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