I want to put a spring in my ageing RG370's pickup step, and would welcome suggestions. The main factors are
- I play CLEAN all the time. I find is hard to describe exactly what I'm after, but I'm kinda aiming for a piano tone, IYSWIM.
- I can't afford anything superduper, so probably need to aim for GFS/Artec level or hope for luck in the used market.
- I once played a PRS SE with soapbar pickups and remember it sounding ace, so am keeping humbucker-sized P90s in the running.
Yup, I've read the sticky: so in order...
Yes/Mike Oldfield/King Crimson/Dave Matthews/Tortoise/Radiohead/Uncle Moe
Electra (2004ish, discontinued) 30W 12” with valve preamp. No effects.
As per the list = trem; rosewood board; 24 frets; vol/tone/pickup selector; solid basswood body, I imagine; stock HSH pickups. But you knew all that anyway.
Just currently all sounds rather "unbalanced", lacking "presence" (tho that might be amp), tinny bridge, need more chord clarity in neck, want a jazzy roundness across the board.