#1
So I got bored, and I decided to stick a wrench to the bottom of my bridge pickup. I found a huge increase in output, and over all better tone. Has anyone done anything like this?
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#3
i used to put a piece of steel or sheet metal on the bottom of mine.
same idea and effect.......cant remember where i learned that trick though....
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#4
That's what I need! Sheet metal!

I was messing around, and I was like I wonder if adding more to the pickup will give me more gain?
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#5
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So I got bored, and I decided to stick a wrench to the bottom of my bridge pickup. I found a huge increase in output, and over all better tone. Has anyone done anything like this?


I do that in my spare time too!!
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#6
id assume it would give you more, i just would stick a strip on to reduce hum and get more output.

and then i sold my strat, but that's a different story.
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#7
If you think it sounds good now, try and find some brass bars. After some shaving to keep the pickup and the proper height, sandwich the brass between the bottom of the pickup and the guitar body and screw the pickup directly into the body (no more height adjustment...you won't need it anyway if you've got your guitar dialed in properly and don't change action or string gauge). Now that's a beefy bridge tone.
#8
i have a steel plate under my bridge pickup. it defines the twang more.
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#9
^^as two-string and EC have both said, a piece of metal under the bridge PUP increases 'body' of the PUP imo, cos a stock strat bridge can leave abit to be desired sometimes when compared to its middle and neck. It has more body, twang and also apparently more bass as well.
#10
yeah, i think that what you've basically done is made the strat sound a bit more tele-like. teles get their twangy bridge pickup sound because of the way they are mounted onto the bridge plate, and this is a similar thing.
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#11
*runs over and tries this with (****ty squire) strat**

dude but how? wat do u mean by bottom? pics plz i cant folo directions very well
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