Thursday, 23 October 2014 15:38
The other day I picked up a guitar that I hadn't played in years. I plugged it in and went "wow" this thing sounds amazing! Turns out it had one of my favorite pickups, the Full Shred. I really enjoyed how the amp was breaking up and the upper harmonics sounded very musical.
If you've ever sang through different microphones you've probably noticed that your voice sounded different in every one. Guitars and pickups work in the same fashion.
Your guitar has a voice and the pickup is its microphone. If you have a guitar that is very bright and thin, and you want to fatten it up or reduce its shrillness, look for a pickup that adds bass and mids with not so much treble. Find the right pickup, you may be amazed!