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String question for dot deluxe


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Hi everyone ,I'm new to the world of semi hollowbodies and i play world music,with rock ,blues , electronic and jazz flavors.

I just got a dot deluxe and took the old and nasty strings off and put on a set of D'Addario Jazz light guage on and find they are not very suited for the more rockish styles.They actually seemed to cut back on sustain some and do something to the frequencies of the notes also.

Could someone make a suggestion or just discuss this phenomenon so i can figure out which strings to try next?

Also open to hearing of other pickup upgrades.(not all bad IMO but a little mud in the stock pups. Thank You

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I just had my Dot redone with new switches, pots, wiring, jacks, etc. and Seymour Duncan phatcats. I'm using Cleartone 10's and between the strings and p/u's, this thing rocks! No more muddy low end and the sustain is to die for!!

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thanks for the replies' date='Do the phat cats voicing sound at all like the original punch in the stock pups,I've heard those phat cats are leaning towards a p-90 vibe[/quote']

 

There's just no comparison between the stock pups and the phat cats. I was thinking of using either Classic 57's or P90's, but my luthier said if it was his guitar, he'd use the PC's. Since he also builds his own guitars I took his advice. I played back a recording of the original pups for a comparison and the new ones just have far more punch and clarity, if you will.

 

Osprey - I was using the GBW 10's before and also on my Gibby LP. Try a set of Cleartones and see what you think. I've changed to them on most of my electrics.

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