#1
Hi I was wondering about single coils, every guitar I've played with them has always sounded really rattly and buzzy, even on cleans. Is this a characteristic of the single coils or is it just the ones I've played? I'm sure it can't be because of all the times I've heard single coild in songs, like RHCP. If they're not all like this, could somebody recommend me some good ones? Cheers
#2
It's arguably a characteristic of single coils through a crappy or poorly- EQ'd amp...what are you using?
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#3
Oh ok, the amp might be the problem it is a naff little 5 watter solid state thing. And it was a Squier strat
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Oh ok, the amp might be the problem it is a naff little 5 watter solid state thing. And it was a Squier strat



ah well theres your cause then! (the amp not the squier)
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#6
Quote by 09phillt
how would I go about EQ'ing a decent amp to sound good with single coils?


Uh, I don't think you really can, the easiest solution is to get a new amp, the Squier amps are really cheaply made, so if you can't even get a good clean tone out of it, then you'll most likely not be able to get a decent distorted tone from it no matter how hard you try.

There's no real easy way to EQ, every guitar is different, so you'll just have to keep messing with it.
#7
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Uh, I don't think you really can, the easiest solution is to get a new amp, the Squier amps are really cheaply made, so if you can't even get a good clean tone out of it, then you'll most likely not be able to get a decent distorted tone from it no matter how hard you try.

There's no real easy way to EQ, every guitar is different, so you'll just have to keep messing with it.


He's right. You have to work with what you got till it sounds the way you want. Although you probably are gonna want a better amp to sound better. Sure the RHCP sound good but that's because they're playing through high-end gear among other things. So what you're hearing is just the quality of your gear. Just don't expect low end stuff to sound like high end stuff!!

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#8
^ Cheers guys you have rekindled my confidence that not all single coils are bad. Thanks.