- Sep 6, 2007
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Described my experience with the BB1/2 set perfectly.
The burstbucker timbre imo isn't beautiful, a bit abrasive for clean/crunch and muddy/fizzy for high gain. Also the 1 noticeably overpowers the 2. That being said tweaking usually gets the job done and they're more versatile than the '57 classics. (too round and warm) It's just that I've never been wowed by them.
Yes, the neck can overpower it’s bridge mate, so that necessitated a higher setting for the B.B. #2 bridge pup.
I have it positioned now where I hear that characteristic “chirp” when using the middle toggle position. Only, I've now found the neck a bit “dark”. I then reworked the heights again, upwards and presto.....the “chirp” comes back, the neck is still clear and my bridge pup still sounds decent and seems to drive the amp more.
Whew! This took a bit of doing. It's fun and I've learned something not only with this new Trad, but even a bit more about how my Dark Terror should be tweaked. It never was this “complicated” when playing an acoustic years ago