#1
Hi there,

My guitar Fender US Highway One HSS had the following pickups:
. 2 single coils Fender Usa standard (Alnico 3 probably)
. 1 Humbucker DiMarzio Steve Morse DP200 Bridge
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/824/initial1.jpg/

I wanted to improve its sound to get something more dynamic and expressive (single coil) and warm (humbucker).
So, I mounted the following:
. 2 Fender Texas Special
. 1 Humbucker Seymour Duncan Jeff Beck TB4
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/197/after1a.jpg/

From an electrical standpoint, everything was OK (coils working, no noise), but the sound of the texas specials was really flat, metallic, without thickness and dynamicity...
Although I know that the output level of the Texas specials is lower than the US standard pickups, I was really disappointed.
I have tried to unwire the humbucker to see if it was the source of the issue, but no improvement.

Was it due to the caps on the pots?
#3
Try adjusting the height of the pickups.
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