#1
I just finished building my Strat, with Tex Specials in it.
To get to the point, the bridge pickup is so bright that it is unusable, and the rest of the pickups are much twangier and brighter than I expected.
Like, not Strat bright.
But like, hurts your ears bright.
Is that what the Texas Specials sound like?
Or did I c*ck it up?

Jayke
Member of the Laney Cult
#2
I have tex specials on an HSS setup. My middle and neck sound really great. The middle is really clean, almost like an acoustic. The neck is def made for blues. Maybe its ur amp?
#3
Nah I got an all tube Laney GH50L.
I wouldn't be surprised if I messed up the wiring.
The volume knob is also crackly.

So, I'm taking in it to be looked at tomorrow.
Just kinda hoping that I won't have to fork out another few hundred for a different set of pickups.

Jayke
Member of the Laney Cult
#5
Quote by rush5757
yeah what amp are you using?

Laney GH50L.
I'm generally more of a humbucker person, but I thought Strat for blues would be nice.
But it sounds quite average.
Really painfully bright.
I thought they were meant to have some balls to 'em?

Jayke
Member of the Laney Cult
#6
Oh...
Wait.
I found out the problem.
I just played it through my older practise amp and it sounded much nicer....

So I looked closely...
I've blow a tube.

Sorry for wasting your time.

Jayke
Member of the Laney Cult
#7
It's supposed to be really bright. I generally put the treble on 12 o'clock position or it will be too bright to listen to.

It sounds way better than my original pups.
Fender Strat
Genz.Benz Black Pearl 1x12
#8
Quote by omghi2u
It's supposed to be really bright. I generally put the treble on 12 o'clock position or it will be too bright to listen to.

It sounds way better than my original pups.


Yea I ended up getting it to sound real nice...

...by fixing the blown tube in my amp.

/fail

Oh well. Atleast it sounds good now


Jayke
Member of the Laney Cult
#9
Quote by JaykeSucks
Is that what the Texas Specials sound like?


Yes.

Try lowering them. Almost flush with the pickguard is usually good.
#10
Quote by mr_hankey
Yes.

Try lowering them. Almost flush with the pickguard is usually good.


Will do.
Thanks for the straight up advice.

Jayke
Member of the Laney Cult
#11
Quote by JaykeSucks
Nah I got an all tube Laney GH50L.
I wouldn't be surprised if I messed up the wiring.
The volume knob is also crackly.

So, I'm taking in it to be looked at tomorrow.
Just kinda hoping that I won't have to fork out another few hundred for a different set of pickups.

Jayke

Regarding the volume potentiometer, some dirt/dust just probably got inside it. You can get an air duster can (like Blow-Off) and spray inside the little hole on the opposite end of the three terminals (while turning it, to assure you get everything). That should fix that.
#12
Quote by Blash
Regarding the volume potentiometer, some dirt/dust just probably got inside it. You can get an air duster can (like Blow-Off) and spray inside the little hole on the opposite end of the three terminals (while turning it, to assure you get everything). That should fix that.


Thanks mate.
I'm quite new to the building my own guitar thing.
So any help is appreciated.
I'll find something and try it now.


Jayke
Member of the Laney Cult
#14
if you used the wrong pot value, you can get an unpleasantly bright sound. if you have a 500k pot, you could try a 250k for less highs, and a slower treble rolloff when turning down the volume.
#15
i went to GC a couple weeks ago, and i was excited to play the SRV sig with texas specials, ( hes my favorite guitarist ), and i was really dissappointed in the sound of them... they were nothing like what fender advertises them like. they sounded really thin to me, and i was playing through a bassman..

to be honest i was kinda sad