ShortScale Forum Index www.shortscale.org
Head 'n Neck Above
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
UploaderUploader   ShortScale WikiBuilder

Making a guitar darker?
Goto page Previous  1, 2
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    ShortScale Forum Index -> All Other Guitars
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Noisy Cat
.
.


Joined: 25 Aug 2011
Posts: 595
Location: East London

PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Turn the treble down on your amp.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Freddy V-C
NOD FLANGERS


Joined: 17 May 2009
Posts: 4137
Location: Leeds

PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a heavily modded Vintage VS6. I have no idea what the current pot value is but 500k seems pretty likely. I'm gonna look into replacing it with a 250k pot. Cheers guys!

Noisy Cat, yeah I've done that, surprisingly. The sound still isn't exactly as I want it, hence why I'm trying to figure out an alternative.
_________________
BEIGE PALACE // PUDDIN' // THANK
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
sunshiner
.
.


Joined: 02 Nov 2012
Posts: 3778
Location: Around the corner

PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Buy some middle priced low output pickup like GFS, put it in the bridge and throw your neck pickup away(it'll change nothing but any guitar with empty pickup slot looks kickass). Or do it vice versa, put new pickup in the neck and throw away the bridge pickup, it'll give warmer tone.

Ice-picking pickups are common problem for majority of budget guitars. Cheap ceramic magnets(usually) and hot winding are the reasons. Throwing away your pot just increased the whole effect. My Squier Bullet Strat is ice-picking as hell, though I play it mostly unplugged
_________________
matte30is wrote:
Someone man up and get a balloon.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Freddy V-C
NOD FLANGERS


Joined: 17 May 2009
Posts: 4137
Location: Leeds

PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The pickups aren't stock, and I was always happy with the sound prior to these mods.

I probably just shouldn't have done any further modding, but I had the itch.
_________________
BEIGE PALACE // PUDDIN' // THANK
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
NickS
.
.


Joined: 14 Jan 2008
Posts: 9486
Location: Nr. Basinggrad, UK

PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Freddy V-C wrote:
I was always happy with the sound prior to these mods.

I probably just shouldn't have done any further modding
Reverse the mods - simples.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
superfuzz
.
.


Joined: 20 Apr 2006
Posts: 1829
Location: Detroit, Mich.

PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Black paint
_________________
My Instagram
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Freddy V-C
NOD FLANGERS


Joined: 17 May 2009
Posts: 4137
Location: Leeds

PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NickS wrote:
Freddy V-C wrote:
I was always happy with the sound prior to these mods.

I probably just shouldn't have done any further modding
Reverse the mods - simples.


I prefer the look and feel of it now though, haha. Also, replacing the pot is probably gonna be less effort than reversing the mods!
_________________
BEIGE PALACE // PUDDIN' // THANK
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
mezzio13
GOODmin


Joined: 20 Apr 2006
Posts: 14580
Location: Center of the Universe

PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ekwatts wrote:
theshadowofseattle wrote:
ekwatts wrote:
Electro Harmonix Mole bass boost makes all my guitars sound like they're emitting variations on the brown note. No wonder they're so cheap.


Yo that is the worst pedal I've ever experienced. Within 5 minutes, I had relisted it on ebay.


It's interestingly bad. I've actually found a use for it here and there but it's surprising that it ever got made and sold.


lol @ both
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    ShortScale Forum Index -> All Other Guitars All times are GMT
Goto page Previous  1, 2
Page 2 of 2

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB 2001, 2002 phpBB Group

Anti Bot Question MOD - phpBB MOD against Spam Bots
Blocked registrations / posts: 627410 / 0

Guitars at Musician's Friend

Help support this site by clicking the above link!