I bulit this witch with a cheap noname single coil pickup and as you can see on the pics it is not really well positioned. I don't know exactly why but its sound is very low witha lot of bass. You hardly can hear the high E. Once I tried it in bright mode of an amp which was ok, but on any other amps it sound low. What do you think? Maybe I should change the pickup to a bridge humbucker in the same position? Change to a better single coil? Any idea? Thanks.
can you raise the high E side and lower the low E side...maybe shim it somehow?
Yep I've tried it but when I would say high E is ok, the low side must but so far away from the string that is getting cloudy or bumpy.
i believe it is cursed for attempting to call it a "witch" ;-)
but yeah .. are those electric "steel" guitar strings ? if not and they are acoustic bronze , they will sound muddy .
if that aint it , try swapping out the pup . if that dont work .. put a pup in the bridge position .
hehe yes they are 0.10 steel strings for electric guitar and that's what I was thinking first. To put in a bridge pickup. But you know I want to keep the drawing. So it is clear that I need to cut out the piece of the top where the humpucker pup will be and use that piece as pup cover. It is simple as brain surgery :)
Rule of thumb here. The closer the pickup to the neck the lower the tone. Closer to the bridge the brighter. Not sure why your not hearing the high E string. As long as each string is equal distance from the pickup all the strings should have the same volume. If your pickup is higher on the low E side the lower strings will be louder.
That is the most AWESOME paint job! I've copied this picture just for inspiration. YOU ROCK! I'm going to use this pic as a desk top background!!!!!
Thanks! I tell it to my wife, she is the painter!
easiest way to make a guitar sound brighter...
if that saddle is a crappy plastic one swap it out for something much harder.. bone, or for extreme bright, steel...
for further sizzle repeat with the nut ;)
modifying circuity is all well and good, but its always best imho to start with the actual physical properties of the thing
Yes that is something I am actually planning to do. But the funny thing is it sounds bright and shiny without amplifier. I have problem with the electronics it sure.
maybe the single coil can't handle the amount bass the body is giving out and is getting swamped with too many different vibes....make a sound hole, fit an acoustic pickup and you'll soon get yer twang back! :-)
...and get a Fender amp!