Noobie strat pup question for Jerry tone

Noobie strat pup question for Jerry tone

Postby weshunter » Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:56 pm

Hey forum -- I'm looking to get my strat Jerry-cized. I want to keep the standard 3 sc thing but use the dimarzio sds-1 in the middle. I assume the best chice for the bridge is the super distortion S. do y'all agree with that? And what is the best option for the neck? Conventional wisdom would say I'd want something with less output than the sds1, right? But what's the Jer-philosophy on the neck pup? I know he's got a HB in there, so it's gonna be higher output than the sds1 in the middle unless I can find a really low output sc- sized HB.

Also, I'm thinking I'll try to wire it where the HB's auto split in the 2 and 4 positions. Is that a sensible thing to do? And I've got a battery box rout on my start body, should I go ahead and put a buffer in there? How hard is that to install?

I'm sure these are noob questions, so thanks in advance for helping me out. Can't wait to get this thing built.
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Re: Noobie strat pup question for Jerry tone

Postby JonnyBoy » Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:25 pm

There are some other threads that have lots of suggestions for single coil choices. If I was on a strat kick I would be lookin into the Dallen pups. The sound samples sound awesome for the Jerry guys using them. There is also a thread about making a single coil from a super 2 humbucker. Just gotta poke around !! Good luck!
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Re: Noobie strat pup question for Jerry tone

Postby gpilcher2001 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:16 pm

The sds1 wont give you the split super 2 tone. I would recomend reading through the jerry tone section of this forum. After that you will probably know what direction you want to go in. The buffer is a great way to go for many on this forum. I personally dig a lot. Especially if you use a few effects. There is also quite a few guys here with the technical knowlege to help you through your installs. A good starting point would be wald-electronics.com and the jerry tone section. Would like to hear back from youafter that read. Greg...
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Re: Noobie strat pup question for Jerry tone

Postby Mr.Burns » Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:15 am

+1 DAllen pickups.
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Re: Noobie strat pup question for Jerry tone

Postby Jon S. » Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:58 am

JonnyBoy wrote:There are some other threads that have lots of suggestions for single coil choices. If I was on a strat kick I would be lookin into the Dallen pups. The sound samples sound awesome for the Jerry guys using them. There is also a thread about making a single coil from a super 2 humbucker. Just gotta poke around !! Good luck!

There are 10 different Strat PUPs listed on the D. Allen site - which set for Jerry tone?
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Re: Noobie strat pup question for Jerry tone

Postby Mr.Burns » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:11 am

VP 69 VooDoo are amazing. Dead nuts Alligator tone. I've also seen the VooDoo Blues recommended, but my experience is with the 69's.
Plus the PIO Caps they ship with them sound great! Anybody experimented with a different cap?
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Re: Noobie strat pup question for Jerry tone

Postby jeager » Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:17 pm

You can get right on it with a strat and the right amp and speaker choice. Most of the time Jerry used the middle pup single coil mode. If you do that and have a clean fender amp (or along those lines) with the bass rolled way down and the treble up you will be getting there. A jbl speaker or similar and you will be there. I went after it from the amp end of the signal chain first and am so happy I did, a stock fender and the right amp and settings gets you most of the way there...have fun its a great jouney
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Re: Noobie strat pup question for Jerry tone

Postby Mr.Burns » Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:42 am

I would tend to agree with you about amplifiers, but my Strat copy with DAllens sounds more Jerry-like than I expected, to my surprise. Especially considering the only amp I can play in the house is a cheap Peavey POS. This led me to believe that settings are extremely important, but also that pups are crucial, because my amp/speaker combo sucks and somehow I'm kinda satisfied with the results(for bedroom tone).

That being said, I would also like to say that I will be acquiring a Fender amp and appropriate speaker(s) ASAP, because I do agree with jeager.
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Re: Noobie strat pup question for Jerry tone

Postby weshunter » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:58 pm

decided to stick with the pups i have (David Shepherd custom vintage-style) and get a buffer from wald. if i need a pup change down the road, i'll just deal with it then. i'm going to be playing more non-gd music on this thing that gd by a long shot anyway.
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