Love the Strat Marshall tone!

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  1. slide222

    slide222 Well-Known Member

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    on the strat front I have 2 , one with middle biased pups , and one with treble biased pups , and that works pretty well for me ,
    and I agree the treble pickups , in the bridge position are not always the best for rock , and the middle more toned pickups work best for some thin lizzy , (I know they used hb) but with a jubilee I think you can do it (a good poll right there)
     
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    I like the neck for most stuff on the jube and SV combos
     
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    79 2203 Well-Known Member

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    Yesterday a friend who usually plays SG's through a 4104, played my 73 Strat (with Tonerider Pure Vintage pickups ) straight into my 79 JMP 2203 into a 77 slant with 55hz 30 watt Blackbacks on top and V30's on bottom and it sounded amazing !! He's never been a Strat player but said that combo was inspirational.
     
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    79 2203 Well-Known Member

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    Wow, he nails the MIJ tone !! Wonder what he's playing through ??
     
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    79 2203 Well-Known Member

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    And yet people will still insist the JCM800 is a "one trick pony", harsh and brittle compared to a Plexi, and only good for hair metal.
     
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    Uli is underrated. What a smooth player

    Trower is a giant. He's got to be one of the greatest tonemasters out there. He throws down some good licks, too

    It's relic'd, brotha:
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    dptone5 Well-Known Member

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    I am definitely an HSS Strat and Marshall guy. My absolutely favorite combination.
     
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    This is what h wrote in the description,

    0:00 : Fender US from 1979
    1:18 : Fender Japan from 1987

    Gear used : Strat, DOD250 (from Modest Mike's Mod), Marshall YJM100, Torpedo Reload, Marshall AX, SM57, Apogee Duet, Pro Tools.
     
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    Anybody using a hot pup in the bridge position of their Strat.?
    I am currently speaking with 2 makers. One makes a P-90 / Strat cross which may yield a max of 7.6k. The hot bridge maker is making a standard Strat bridge pup at 13.7k
    I'm just looking for something thick and growly out of a Strat bridge pup.
    Which do you think of the 2 ( P-90 style or hot wired) would give me that?
    BP
    p.s. just drop ins. No mods required.
     
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    Trelwheen Well-Known Member

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    Hi Bandit

    Let me recommend checking out Joe Barden S series Strat pickups. They make an "S Deluxe Chunky" variation for the bridge position. Likely to be exactly what you're looking for.

    I have been greatly impressed with Joe Barden's pickups. I have a set in my Telecaster which are the Tele equivalent of the S series Strat models. Very strong and full bodied while retaining the original character of the instrument.

    Here's a link to the S series:
    https://jbepickups.com/product/s-styles/
     
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    BanditPanda Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for that Trelly. I appreciate it.
    In CAD $ + shipping & taxes one of those pups would cost me 250 bucks.!
    Seeing as my RAH gig got cancelled I can't afford it!!
    BP
     
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    Ray have you tried the SD JB jr ?
    I like them in mine I have installed 3 in 3 different strats, but have not tried a P90 !
    Cheers
     
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    Thanks Mitch. I'll research it.
    BP
     
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    Because he's not using a 2203/4 here.He's using a 2205/2210 .Totally different animal.I've got a 2204 and a 2205.The 2205 I prefer,It's got alot more gain than a 2204/3 ,more versatile,alot less harsh and more fun to play lmo.
     
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    This is why I gave up on strats and les pauls years ago.Every time I played one or the other I felt like each one was lacking something for me both in sound,playability and function /comfort until I discovered Firebirds.Perfect balance of both, for ME anyway.They scream like a strat if you set them that way or can be thick like a les paul.
     
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    JCM800 is a series of amps and includes 2203/4 and 2205/10
     
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    Thanks 79 I'll research it!
    BP
     
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    I used to feel the same way Bandit, with my 1975 Strat. The bridge pickup was awful, Ice/pickey thin tone, unusable. I got so frustrated with the guitar I sold it,...it had other issues too.

    Bought another Strat and it’s great! It’s a 2015 mim Strat that the previous owner did some really nice upgrades. Fender locking tuners, big block bridge and a made in America, Jeff Beck Hot Noiseless Loaded Pickguard.

    The bridge pickup on this set of pickups is unreal, thick creamy tone. It’s actually a stacked double coil pickup that sounds like a single coil pickup on steroids!

    Sounds incredible!

    Here’s a pic of my 75 and some pics of my current Strat.

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    Nice scozz. So a stacked double coil is a humbucker no?
    BP
     
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    Ray this is how my SD pups look.
     
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