SRV Tone Turd?

Discussion in 'Fender' started by The_Nuge, Feb 2, 2017.

  1. guidothepimmp

    guidothepimmp Senior Member

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    Sep 8, 2012
    I dont actually know, next time i do a string change i will take a pic

    Apologies, only spotted this question now
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  2. Guitarhack

    Guitarhack Senior Member

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    Apr 12, 2010
    EJ and SRV's strats were voiced very differently.

    If you play both guitars completely clean and straight into the amp is there a tonal difference?

    If there is then try tweaking your settings on the amp and the effects to get where you want to be. If that doesn't work, maybe the SRV needs a proper set up, if the pickups aren't at the right height, that will affect the sound. If that doesn't work try switching the PU's. There are a lot of great winders that make SRV models. Mare, Cavalier, D. Allen, etc.
  3. hbucker

    hbucker Senior Member

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    Oct 15, 2007
    There is always the option of allowing different guitars to have their strengths and weaknesses - a benefit of owning more than one guitar. If they all sounded the same, what's the point? Maybe there's a sweet spot that the SRV covers that the EJ can't touch?

    (This has nothing to do with which one ends up being your favorite, btw)

    Otherwise, besides the tweaks you've already done, I'd look at replacing the pickups. Maybe change values in caps and a cheap experiment?

    good luck

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