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With my Basswood '51, it had a humbucker in the bridge and a single coil in the neck. I was using the bridge pickup on that. for me, that guitar had a great balance to it. the '51 had the low end I needed but didnt have the highs I needed until I swapped the stock saddles with fender bent steel saddles. then the treble started coming out a bit more.
With my strat, I built that strat out of parts laying around. it's been my secret weapon ever since. the strat is a one piece alder body, so it's a little different than basswood but still close enough. I put a duncan designed scorcher in the bridge, which is a single coil sized humbucker and cheap equivilant to the duncan hot rails. my middle and neck pickups are from a squier bullet strat. I've tried other pickups in those two spots, but i get a great tone I like out of the squier pickups, so they've been in ever since. I don't know if you are running all single coils in your strat copy, but a humbucker in the bridge could be a nice improvement.
I've played various basswood guitars. some have that sound right out of the box, some dont. sometimes, it's just a matter of pickups, or saddles, maybe the bridge block. depends on the sound you are looking for. maybe it can be manipulated through your tone controls or your amps eq settings. it just depends.
I have a basswood Ibanez JTK1 and, eq'd right it sounds fine. I used to use it as a back up but these days I have it tuned to C standard and, other than a little soldering work (not the fault of the wood) it's responsive and bright enough and isn't overly dull in the slightest.
Having looked at that kit I reckon it should work pretty well. Although upgrading the electronics seems a given. Better pots and pickups could reap dividends!
well ibanez giutars are made of basswood even thier prestige models so i guess quality wood is what your hoping for here
and i think basswodd is a somewhat dull so amaple neck could brighten that up a bit
but i no expert on wood
listen to "Acrylic Superman"
it was done with a squier '51. basswood body, maple neck, maple fretboard. 100% stock.
... and most people say they have more of a passive character.
Just to complicate things more, Seymour Duncan are now offering their Blackout preamp as a module that you install in place of a volume pot, so you can get the high output and clarity from any standard humbucker pickup (or so they claim).
While you can play blues with active I think that some nice passives would sound better and allow you to keep the coil split option.
The only active pickups im aware of with "coil splitting" functions are the EMG 81TW and 89 but they are really 2 pickups in each housing and it swaps between them.
If you are set on blackouts you would be using the pots that come with them so you would lose the push-pull feature anyway.
Ok fair enough, Jams are worth 5 days practise in themselves, great for your timing and phrasing hey. What sort of music you into?
Cool man, you considered taking lessons again at some point? I took them at the start of this year and they helped incredibly. Really helped with technique and understanding basic theory. Even if its just for a few lessons i'd suggest for anyone do it.
Thanks, and to answer your earlier question I do alternate picking, as it gives more control to dynamics and tone IMO, but anyway is good for you. You don't sound like a beginner but I'll just put this out there. Make sure you have alternate picking down before you move onto economy picking. Alternate picking gives you a much stronger sense of rythmn than economy when you're beginning to play.
Wow, you can get Slanderous at full speed? I still haven't even gotten Fade to Black full-speed. Nice job . How did you work on your accuracy? Please tell me how you've trained your accuracy like that
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@cam67p: You don't have to apologise, i don't mind if people post other questions in my thread . I don't have any advice on your picking, other than that you should work on your accuracy, and if Slipknot is too fast, play slower stuff.
I had another question.. What should I do if I play so fast for a while that it drops my accuracy? How do I fix my accuracy, then?
Personally, I prefer strict alternate picking to economy picking. I like the more rhythmic feel that strict alternate gives me, compared with economy picking, and I dont like how dependant economy picking is on how the notes are grouped on different strings. To me, it should be about the beat, not how the notes are grouped on the strings.
That said there are many great players who primarily eco-pick, so either works - it's mostly a matter of preference.
I'm afraid the only answer is practise for getting your alternate picking up to speed, start VERY slow with a metronome (around 40-60bpm) and don't speed up until you can play it perfectly every time. Also the create thread button is on the top left of the screen on the main forum page (eg. Technique forum, Musicians Talk). You'll find it underneath the control panel button. Just follow the prompts.