#1
Back in late 2012 I got a Godin Velocity which has a Seymour Duncan SH5 in the bridge. This is only my second electric guitar but this pickup is almost my dream pickup, I love everything about it apart from the highs. It's too harsh and bright. The bass and mids are perfect on the other hand.

So I was wondering, is there any way to change the sound of this pickup without actually changing the pickup? (Or is there a pickup that sounds almost the same as the SH5 but with less highs?).
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#2
you should be able to use the tone knob for that maybe. possibly replace a cap on the knobs
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#3
1. turn down the tone knob on your guitar.

2. turn down the treble knob on your amp.

3. try dialing back the volume on your guitar a little bit.

4. try changing your tone potentiometer out for a 250k if it has a 500k, this may help.
#4
Quote by katalyzt13

4. try changing your tone potentiometer out for a 250k if it has a 500k, this may help.


Bingo.
#5
lower the pickup on the treble side?
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#6
I think it has all been covered by the guys above. You could possibly try playing around with the electronics, changing the tone resistor or trying different type of resistor for the tone filter. It is possible that your guitar's scheme doesn't have one, so maybe adding one will do the trick.
Other ways to do it would be getting an eq pedal or compressor and seeing if these will help tame it.
#7
Quote by diabolical
I think it has all been covered by the guys above.


There are a LOT of other ways of tweaking a pickup. but leave the 500K alone. That's a fairly gross (as in large-scale) adjustment.

One of the best and easiest is to work with something like a GE-7 7-band or MXR 10-band EQ as the first thing in your FX chain. You can work with a much finer band of correction.
#8
Changing a pot is a big job?
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#9
Quote by dspellman
There are a LOT of other ways of tweaking a pickup. but leave the 500K alone. That's a fairly gross (as in large-scale) adjustment.

One of the best and easiest is to work with something like a GE-7 7-band or MXR 10-band EQ as the first thing in your FX chain. You can work with a much finer band of correction.



Spend £80 on a EQ pedal or £3 on a new pot and solder it yourself?
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#10
Changing the pot in my tele from 250 to 500 made a pretty big difference for me.
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