Hi guys, I picked up a washburn that has 16k and 20k HB's in it. I assume a heavy metal beast. What can I do with these pickups to pull back some highs? Would 1 meg pots help instead of the 500k's in there.
If you want nice cleans, no matter what you do you might never find that super high-wound pickups will sound right. If you are using them for metal, then I have never found a metal voiced amp or pedal to be short of treble; it's not the kind of advice I like to give, or recieve for that matter, but wouldn't turning up the treble knob suffice? Dark, powerful pickups into a bright high gain amp seem to make for the most 'chunk' and most solid pinched harmonics, in a metal sense.
I want to know why you're assuming things. Have you actually plugged the thing in and found it lacking? Or are you just looking at the numbers and guessing what its going to sound like?
It's been said before, but bears repeating: the DC resistance of the pickups alone tells you nothing but the DC resistance of the pickups! Sure, they could be (severely) overwound hot dark metal monsters. They could also be more conservatively wound with a thinner wire. The stock single coils in my Rickenbacker read somewhere around 13K, which is up there in HB territory, but they have no lack of treble.
Hi Guys, well I got some intonation issues straightened out and been playing the guitar. I am confirming that the simple ohm reading does not reveal all. the pickups have plenty of range and all in all quite useable. I am playing with pickup height and all is well. Thanks for the in put.