#1
My monterey strat had GFS 64 staggers in it and i was fine with them, but i got an amazing deal on Fender CS69's so i bought them and put them in.

Now for the help issue, my strat was unbearably bright before and now its almost as bad and i cant figure out why, my mim with its stock ceramic pups sounds a lot warmer, what can i do to make the guitar less bright?

Would a different capacitor make a big difference?


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#2
Maybe you need to adjust how close the pickups are to the strings.
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#3
They are really low as it is and adjusting them doesnt make too much of a brightness difference, even with my BJ treble on 0 its still way too bright and it sounds awful
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#4
They might be faulty. Take them back.
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#5
They arent faulty, they read exactly as they should, as did the gfs, could it be my electronics? ( pots, cap? )
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#6
i have had success with changing pots before, but that is not the usual culprit for brightness. i wasn't aware that guitars used caps so i have never tried messing with them...

the tone knob might be of some benefit to you, i'd try to see if rolling back the tone helps. i have a dc lp that the bridge is just too bright to use, i just keep it between the bridge and neck and use it that way.

if those options aren't favorable then get some bad ass pups, i stopped by lindy fralin's shop today, i recommend him.
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#7
Changing the pots might be very useful to you. Have a look what value pots you've got on their atm and try halving them. So if you've got 500k pots, put 250k pots on there. Shoudl do the trick.
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#8
Im not new to any of this lol, it has 250k pots, its all wired correctly, rolling off the tone knob helps a little, i guess im gonna have to put a jumper wire or something in to wire the bridge to have a tone control.
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#10
So wait, where've you got a capacitor in your guitar?
That sounds pretty sketchy to me.
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#12
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So wait, where've you got a capacitor in your guitar?
That sounds pretty sketchy to me.




Have you ever opened your guitar?

At the very basic, tone knobs have at least 1 cap.

Some Fender and Ibanez have a cap between the lugs of the volume knob to allow higher frequencies to pass through unchanged when you dim your volume. This ensures that your tone doesn't muddy up when you roll back on your volume knob.

Learn about it cuz using caps is actually THE CHEAPEST way to get new tones out of an old guitar. Not to mention its fun meddling with your guitar's guts haha.

If you'r up for it, you can even install a passive overdrive in your guitar
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#13
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Have you ever opened your guitar?


Many times, and I've installed new pickups in 3 guitars
Guess I'm ignorant.
AH, right.. I remember now; I'm used to seeing caps as the larger cylindrical ones.
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#14
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Many times, and I've installed new pickups in 3 guitars
Guess I'm ignorant.
AH, right.. I remember now; I'm used to seeing caps as the larger cylindrical ones.


Fair enuff.

Yeah the all look different. I remember the first time I went looking for caps... I got a picture of the caps I needed instead of the their cap values. It was a looooooooong day for me.
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