Hollowbody II electric tones and pickups
Hi, my first post here. I'd appreciate some help and advice regarding a HBII that I've been trying out for a couple of days. The guitar blows me away in all areas except the electric tone. The piezo tone into an acoustic amp is stunning, leagues ahead of the tone from a solid body with piezos, and the playability build quality and finish are superb. What I am struggling with is a lack of bite or attack from the electric tones, and I'd like to hear what others feel about this. The bridge pickup seems dull and muddy and the neck pickup a bit honky. I wonder of this is a result of the hollow body. I can get some nice jazzy tones and the combination sounds are nice but I struggle to get a nice tone on overdriven power chords and rock/blues playing. I usually favour single coils, but have a number of guitars with humbuckers that I get on with - I prefer to lower output humbuckers. The pickups on this model are 57/08 which I believe are pretty low output/bright sounding pickups, so it is a little surprising to be getting the tones that I am.
If someone out there can shed some light on whether this guitar is a one off or if it's the way they are or if getting coil taps fitted would help ( i have a McCarty whose pickups sound amazing when coil tapped). I'd really love to make it work as I could really benefit from the acoustic electric combination.
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