I was thinking of putting another Chopper in the neck position of my partscaster but changed my mind and i'm currently waiting for the parts to convert it to HSH. I love the Chopper in the middle though. It's another lead tone for me. Great pickup!
I assume the Fast Track 2 is on the bridge side rather than the neck side of the pickup ring?
I agree, the Fast Track 2 is crazy loud. As i mentioned in my first reply in this thread, when it's in the standard slanted Strat bridge position it could easily crunch on a clean amp. I haven't played...
I had the Fast Track 2 as the bridge pickup on my Strat for over 25 years. I regret swapping it out last year for a full-size humbucker. It was loud and could crunch on a clean channel when you dig in hard.
Man this is eye-opening for me. An on-off switch for the guitar (and no volume control) sounds like something i could actually get into. How do you have your pickup heights set? Do you lower them to at least cut the highs? For that matter, what pickups do you use? I imagine you use darker pickups?
That's how Yngwie's picking hand looks to me in some of his videos, like he's holding the pick on the very tips of his index and thumb, but he also has his pinky, ring, and middle fingers extended and not tucked in. I actually tried to replicate that kind of picking hand form for a time, but it...
I still get blown away by watching old instructional videos of Yngwie. His picking hand looks to be so relaxed it doesn't seem like he's even trying to hold on to the pick.
Personally, re-learning picking upgraded my playing level. It might work for you too. :)
Just recently i successfully re-trained my picking hand in the style of Jason Richardson. That did a lot of good towards picking cleanly and consistently (whether the guitar has a pickguard or not -- something that affected me before) and also muting the unused strings without needing a fret wrap.