Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: France - Strasbourg
Norton substitution (with more bottom end)
After several months with my norton in bridge position of an ash-bodied guitar (Kawai Aquarius) I find the pup having not enough bottom end for my taste.
The alternatives appear to be the AT-1 or the Breed bridge,TZ and, why not, the SD.
Considering the guitar as trebly and with a double whammy in the neck position (which gives a nice tone) I'd like a bassier/warmer tone that I have today.
If I switch in parallel the norton and the double whammy (each one being in normal series connection) the tone is very very similar to the tone of the double whammy alone, with slightly more treble. I'd like 3 different tones if possible, I remember having paralleled an EVO2 and this double whammy in a basswood body guitar and the parallel tone (2 pups) was way different than the tones of each pup alone.
I also tried the EVO2 in the Aquarius, it also was too trebly.
I tried to change the pot ohmic value, but kept the 500kohm pots, with a 250kohm the double whammy was too muddy.
Would another pup match my wishes?
Thanks for sharing your ideas guys!