Alrighty! I wanted to build a 68/69 reissue strat. I have no woodworking skills though so I bought a used fender body and a used fender neck. I put lindy fralin vintage hots in there, and i did the wiring myself perfectly. BUT, the tone isn't exactly what i wanted. I REALLY wanted to get that John Mayer sound outta this axe (like his bold as love cover), but it's not as...thick...? Like I can get the bell tone, but it's like the bell is tinny, kinda bright. The body is basswood... perhaps this is a factor? I also play through a marshall jcm 2000 dsl 100 with the vintage cab. HELP! I WANT THE ULTIMATE TONE!
here's great strat tone that i want: here ,
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