#1
hey everyonem, ive been pretty dissapointed about my lead tone as of lately. i just recently purchased a crate palomino 32 212 which is run straight into my (2005?) mim fender strat hss with a seymour duncan JB in the bridge. i love the sound i get on my neck pickup for lead and rythem, a very overdriven blues sound. i love the sound even more on my bridge humbucker playing rythem but the lead is really thin and weak sounding. how could i possible make my tone fatten up and become less thin and piercing when playing lead? thanks

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i have been thinking about getting a new guitar also and am open for suggestions. i was possibly thinking a 2008 standard american strat. i love to play the blues and blues rock (hendrix, white stripes, led zeppelin) that type of stuff
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Last edited by ozzy102691 at Jul 8, 2008,
#2
Get a TS-808 clone. I recommend the Visual Sound Route 808.
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#3
Try an eq pedal. You can set it up for a mid boost and less treble.
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#5
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No luck tweeking your eq or tone knob?

no not much, i really like the rythem sound i am getting and i dont wanna change that much : /
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no not much, i really like the rythem sound i am getting and i dont wanna change that much : /

Maybe just roll the tone knob on the guitar back a little when you solo. That way it's easy to roll to the original position after your solo is over to get to the rhythm you like.
#7
Chorus can really thicken your tone,

i've recently been messing with some chorus and have got an amazing sound out of it.
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Chorus can really thicken your tone,

i've recently been messing with some chorus and have got an amazing sound out of it.

yea i know but i really dont wanna have that chorus sound all the time when im playing, thanks though
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#9
I had a JB in my MIM Strat and replaced it with a Custom Custom and it helped a bunch. I don't think you need to spend money on a MIA Strat but possibly a different amp but I doubt that either.

is it really only the HB you are not satisfied with or did I miss something? Have you played a different guitar in that amp or your guitar in a different amp?