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Old 12-02-2012, 09:05 AM   #1
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Andy Timmons Dimarzio AT1 pickup tone

Well, the story goes like this : I have a custom made Tom Anderson guitar which has a fender style body (alder wood). The guitar comes with VAx pickups which sound great but the pickup near the bridge is way too bright for my taste. I would have replaced the bridge pickup only but I rather not touch a perfectly wired circuit. So... I replaced the entire circuit (Removed it as is so I could install it easily back) with Andy Timmons pickup set (Neck = Middle = Dimarzio-Crusier, Bridge = Dimarzio AT1 custom) installed on a different pickguard.

Now the bridge sounds much more like I want it to sound BUT I do not feel that "fat" tone and warmth this pickup is told to have.

I used the following diagram for the wiring.

My signal-chain : Guitar --> TS808HW --> Carl Martin Compressor --> Engl Screamer AMP

Again, the sound has less bright hisses and the harmonics are great but still I am wondering what makes that punchy/crunchy tone when he plays.
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:29 PM   #2
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the amps probably help. i think he uses mesa lone stars. from what i can remember, they were quite dark on the od channel.
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:31 PM   #3
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the amps probably help. i think he uses mesa lone stars. from what i can remember, they were quite dark on the od channel.

Seconding that. Mesas are generally rather dark.
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:39 PM   #4
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the amps probably help. i think he uses mesa lone stars. from what i can remember, they were quite dark on the od channel.

He also uses a stilletto ace iirc
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:04 AM   #5
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^ ah ok. i seem to remember the stiletto was on the darker side, too.
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:13 AM   #6
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Putting the compressor in front of the ts probably helps abit with making thinks fatter.
YouŽll probably want to replace the tube screamer with something like a bb preamp to fatten things up, as the tube screamer does more or less the opposite of that (which is good for alot of things though).
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