#1
Hey, so I just fixed up my MiM Strat (with a Maple fretboard) with a Seymour Duncan JB pickup, and I run it through a Peavey Classic 30 Combo amp.

I also just changed the strings to Ernie Balls Heavy Bottom Skinny Top 10s

I play pop-punk (mostly blink-182, simple plan, etc)

The tone I get is a bit too thin and trebly. I want to get a beefier sound from it, and I was thinking of changing the pickup to a Duncan SH-5 Custom.

Would that help, or is it more of the amp that's giving me that sound?

Thanks
Gear:
*Mexican Strat with JB pickup
*Focus by Krame with Invader pickup
*Peavey ValveKing 100 half stack
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#2
Boost your mids, reduce treble on the amp and roll off your tone slightly on the guitar.


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#3
play around with the tone knobs and pickup switch on your guitar and also the EQ knobs on your amp.
#4
Also, most people don't realise that Blink 182 is higher gain than you think. Tom Delonge used Invaders and Mesa/Boogie Triple Rectos.
#5
To gain a little more thickness to your sound you could always wire everthing in series, assuming parallel at the moment.
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#6
Quote by ApeWeevil
Also, most people don't realise that Blink 182 is higher gain than you think. Tom Delonge used Invaders and Mesa/Boogie Triple Rectos.

High gain amps don't necessarily ALWAYS put out high gain sounds. The gain's not that high considering it's a recto.
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#7
Might get flammed for this..

I likke my mids scopped, I find it gives me a heavier thicker tone. also, the jb is a treble pickup, so in a strat it would be natrually trebly.
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#8
Quote by Baconfish
To gain a little more thickness to your sound you could always wire everthing in series, assuming parallel at the moment.


I actually had paid someone to change the pickup for me, so I'm not sure exactly what you mean. Do you think you could explain this to me, so I can go back and have him fix it up?
Gear:
*Mexican Strat with JB pickup
*Focus by Krame with Invader pickup
*Peavey ValveKing 100 half stack
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#9
He means wiring the pickups in series as opposed to having them wired in parallel. The two coils in a humbucker are wired in series. In a strat (and pretty much any other guitar for that matter) the pickups are wired together in parallel. This only affects the sound when more than one pickup is selected.

For a fatter sound out of a guitar with single coils, the pickups can be wired in series.

This doesn't really apply to you because you'll probably just be using that new JB by itself, and the 2 coils of a humbucker are already wired in series.


What I would suggest is going to guitar center or whatever store you want and trying out a lot of different amps and distortion pedals. The classic 30 is really a low gain amp, and you'll be wanting more distortion than it can deliver by itself.
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#10
With my old C30, before I sold it, I found the tone a bit thin too. I used an OD pedal as a clean boost (volume at max, gain at 0) and it thickened it up a fair bit.
#11
Quote by Andyrew004
Hey, so I just fixed up my MiM Strat (with a Maple fretboard) with a Seymour Duncan JB pickup, and I run it through a Peavey Classic 30 Combo amp.

I also just changed the strings to Ernie Balls Heavy Bottom Skinny Top 10s

I play pop-punk (mostly blink-182, simple plan, etc)

The tone I get is a bit too thin and trebly. I want to get a beefier sound from it, and I was thinking of changing the pickup to a Duncan SH-5 Custom.

Would that help, or is it more of the amp that's giving me that sound?

Thanks



I think you are on the right track switching to an SH-5 Custom. It's not as "high output" as the JB but has a much thicker low end.
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#12
i think that you should buy a seymour duncan sh-8 invader pickup!( Tom Delonge used it in his strat)...
when you put that pickup in a guitar like strat it gives you a nice sound, your guitar should sound thicker and beefier with that pickup...

and if you cant get enough gain from your amp, you can buy an overdrive pedal to get a thicker sound!