High Peaks wrote:I want to have the LP sustain, just with a crisper tone.
Maybe try an SG?
Maybe the Ash body LP?
The inherent "tone/timbre" of "your instrument" is what you are trying to "pickup", right?
If it's too Boom-ee/bass-ee for starters, my expierence has been that you're just gonna chase tail with this pickup thing.
I have formed an opinion that I will share...
My Pedal Steel has "modular" pickups.
I can change pickups in about 5-10 seconds by just sliding one out and sliding the next one in.
I've tried several pickups in quick succession (this is KEY!) without changing amp settings, (and with turning the knobs to try to get the best out of each pickup).
Pickups don't make that big a difference.
Sure some are louder/quieter or have more treble/bass.
I have found you can turn the tone and volume knobs on your amp and/or guitar, and simulate most pickups very closely, with whatever pickup is currently in your guitar.
Some will disagree, it's O.K though, right?
I am very much from the let's find an instrument we like, and play it, camp.
('Not real big on modding an instrument I'm not initially happy with).
Again, I'm all for whatever you want to do... I just don't think it's the pickups, myself.
What you are describing is what LP's sound like.
Can you post a clip of the offending tone?