#1
my 57 reissue american strat lacks volume. i just can't get it as loud as other guitars with the same amps. why is this?
#2
crap pickups probably
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#3
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crap pickups probably


It's a 57 reissue american strat, and therefore has low output, vintage reissue pickups.
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#4
the pickups have amazing tone so they aren't crap. do vintage reissue pickups usually lack volume? will this be a problem if i ever gig at a large building.
#5
could be too far away from the strings

don't quote me i have no experience with singlecoils
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#6
buy a boost pedal, as we have already stated before, its a vintage guitar its going to have low output.
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#7
The pickups are lower output than most, as was already said.
They aren't going to put out as much volume as most modern pickups, because back in the 50's and 60's, pickups were lower output.
Basically, those vintage pickups wouldn't sound as vintage were they as loud and high-output as modern pickups.
Hopefully that makes sense.

It shouldn't be an issue when playing gigs unless you have an amp that is barely loud enough with another guitar.

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#8
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my 57 reissue american strat lacks volume. i just can't get it as loud as other guitars with the same amps. why is this?


Try raising your pickups. If that does not fix the problem, the pickups are meant to be a low output design.
#9
As already stated, they are lower output. There's a way to compensate for this though, if you look at your amp, there's probably a knob labeled "volume". Turn it up.
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#11
I wouldn't ignore people saying low output, they are meant to be that way. Moving them closer to the strings isn't going to make them louder just change tones so I wouldn't really mess with them unless you want to experiment with the tone coming out of the guitar.
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It's a 57 reissue american strat, and therefore has low output, vintage reissue pickups.


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#13
Just turn the volume up on your amp. I notice I have to do this whenever I play a single-coil'd guitar anyway.
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#14
Their not crap pickups, they just have low output, like most vintage axes did.
Just get a OD pedal, turn off the gain, and increase the level and it should solve your problem.
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