Hi, I have a problem that I'm hoping you guys can help me with:
--335 clone (Oscar Schmidt OE 30) --Deluxe 5E3 homebrew amp with a Tone Tubby ceramic 12. --GFS Dream 180 pups just installed. No idea what the pot impedances or cap values might be, haven't been able to get that info. I know the parts in there are cheap, and I plan to replace everything, but I don't want to open the guitar up until I get some ideas. --The pups have GREAT mid and upper tones, but the excess bass causes woofy unwanted distortion when I bear down on the pick attack on the low E, A & D strings, even at fairly low amp volume. --My Strat with single coils doesn't woof at all, everything else equal, and I can spank it and get real loud, so it would appear to be the OE 30 guitar, or the guitar/amp combination.
The guitar and pups sound so good with this amp (apart from this one problem), I'm hoping there's some tweak or mod I can do to get rif of some of the bass woofiness from this guitar.
Hey, ChrisK, holy crap, it's MUCH improved. I had ordered an upgrade beefier bridge from Guitar Fetish, and it arrived today. That helped quite a bit--cheap, and highly recommended. When I also lowered the bass side of the pickups, esp the neck, that helped more. One gauge heavier strings and a minor adjustment on the pole pieces got the buzz down to very manageable levels and cleaned up the tone to where I get both the nice smooth overdrive when I dig in, and big open Fender clean tone when I want it. Once I pull the harness I'll check out pot impedance and cap values, but that guitar sounds SO much better already. Thanks much!