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Thread: Pickup upgrade for 59/09 Custom 24, Something fatter and hotter!

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    Pickup upgrade for 59/09 Custom 24, Something fatter and hotter!

    I have a custom 24, a 2011 model. Would like some advice from other forum members. The bridge pickup for me is to bright even when driven pretty hard and the the tone pot rolled back. Iam looking for something thick sounding, never shrill. Maybe a sc250 pickup, HFS pickup or tremonti pickup. Only looking to change the bridge pickup can live with the neck pup. Any advice would be welcome. I play heavy blues/rock. Mark.

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    You are having issues with 59/09 sounding Fat!? I have a 2009 Custom 24 59/09 rosewood that is my darkest sounding guitar.

    That being said, the 59/09 is not a super high output PUP. Measures 9.4K. If you want something hotter, the HFS or a Tremonti is a good choice. The HFS can sound a bit bright though.

    I would look at changing out the caps first. Try a .0223 cap and see if you like the results. Your's should have a .047 or a .033.
    Last edited by cjmwrx; 03-20-2013 at 09:30 AM.

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    Maybe try lowering the pickup?

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    Hi Iam using a hughes and kettner puretone head and 2 x 12 cab, and a wampler ecstasy to drive the amp. I was thinking of changing the cap. like cjmwrx said. Mark.

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    I'd be interested in hearing how swaping the caps works out!

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