Can we make an LP sound like a Strat? Or a Strat sound like an LP?
If you want to ask why we would wish to do that, then the answer probably isn’t very important!
But I was curious, and realised yesterday that since both guitars have fresh strings, I could run some tests. I was quite surprised by the result.
My two main settings are neck single coil and bridge humbucker. On my Gibson LP Studio, I have PAF style pickups, with a Classic 57 at the neck and Burstbucker at the bridge, both open coil and splitable, at around 7k. My Strat has the stock pickups for HSS, being Texas Specials at 6.4k for N and M, and an 8.4k Atomic humbucker at the bridge.
Both guitars have new 10’s on them, and both were set with about a 250k load on the pickups, being a 250k volume pot for the Strat with no-load on the tone, and 500k volume and tone pots on the LP.
Recordings via a 10’ cord, partly miced and partly DI from the amp.
Neck singles, then bridge humbuckers, but the order of Strat/LP for each is random – can you pick it?
Nice work...I think I can tell the difference...but both sound fine, the 'crunch' sound takes out a bit of the subtlties I suspect taht might make it a bit more 'obvious' as well.
It does make me wonder though if we might ahve a thread some time recording some good clips like this of some of our 'fav sounds' and what they are 'good for' perhaps. Maybe something for this new year to think about (unfortunately my fender amp is still sidelined...hmmm)
I think it would be kind of cool to have a 'thread' of identified selections and possibilities of what might be achieved. I get the impression that a lot of people thinking of messing with wiring and such are not actually that familiar with what is possible and what they would actually like to achieve, it's more about 'options' rather than 'goals' I feel...
All this 'strat talk' has me thinking of restringing my strat and playing a bit of electric now and again...it's been quite a while
Mr D.I.Y. Sustainer ;-) [/IMG]New Project...'jazz strat' ... Seagull project and mini PA amplification