#1
Alrighty, I have a Squier Strat (Dimarzio Breed @ Bridge) running through a VK112, I'm pretty happy with the tone I have at the moment, but I would like it to sound darker. I play mostly Metal (Megadeth, Death, Metallica, Iron Maiden etc.) and a little modern rock (RATM) . Would I just need to mess around with the EQ some more? Or would I need an EQ or an Overdrive/Distortion pedal?

Thanks in advance
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#3
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#5
Might want to try a guitar with mohagony wood.
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#6
Maybe an EQ pedal? usually VK's have a good amount of bass.
Anyways, fiddle around with your mid control knob.
A Tubescreamer would be a good idea anyways, it'll tighten up your sound and give you extra gain.
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#7
Guys, there's a SUPER easy and cheap way to do this.

TS, wire your strat's seccond (lower) tone pot to the bridge pickup, and roll it down some. I bet you don't use that pot anyway!
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Guys, there's a SUPER easy and cheap way to do this.

TS, wire your strat's seccond (lower) tone pot to the bridge pickup, and roll it down some. I bet you don't use that pot anyway!

Blasphemy.

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Oh, you're just jelous that I have a <$10 solution to everything

Blasphemy, once again.

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#11
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Might want to try a guitar with mohagony wood.


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Maybe an EQ pedal? usually VK's have a good amount of bass.
Anyways, fiddle around with your mid control knob.
A Tubescreamer would be a good idea anyways, it'll tighten up your sound and give you extra gain.


Thanks mate
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#12
Good idea. Usually strat's don't have bridge tone controls, and that'd be a good idea.
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#13
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Oh how I need a new guitar

If you cant go for a new guitar, then try out what spine recommended. It actually wasnt blasphemy.
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#14
Quote by the.spine.surfs
Guys, there's a SUPER easy and cheap way to do this.

TS, wire your strat's seccond (lower) tone pot to the bridge pickup, and roll it down some. I bet you don't use that pot anyway!


I think I might try that actually, I think I need to make sure all the wiring is good anyway. Is there any chance that I could add a toggle switch to determine which pickup the pot affects? So I could switch between the bridge and neck/bridge & middle?
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I think I might try that actually, I think I need to make sure all the wiring is good anyway. Is there any chance that I could add a toggle switch to determine which pickup the pot affects? So I could switch between the bridge and neck/bridge & middle?

*Thinks. Probably, but there's no real reason to. It would be easier to wire it Volume - Master Tone - Whatever (momentary killswitch, active mid boost, whatever).
#16
^^ I already have a momentary killswitch in there

EDIT: Not where the tone pot should be, but I drilled another hole in the pickguard, then routed a small cavity in the guitar when i refinished it.
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#17
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^^ I already have a momentary killswitch in there

EDIT: Not where the tone pot should be, but I drilled another hole in the pickguard, then routed a small cavity in the guitar when i refinished it.

Hell, drill another hole/do another rout, and have 3 tone knobs in a row, and a master volume elsewhere on the guitar. (Lower horn?)