Members plawren53202 Posted June 22, 2010 Members Share Posted June 22, 2010 I'm not generally a strat guy, so for my one strat I have a 1993-ish MIJ Fender Squier Series. Pickups were upgraded to BG Pickups V60s. Array of pedals into an AC30. I'm playing it more these days, for 80s-era U2-type stuff. When I compare it to most strats I hear, it just sounds a little...thin. I have tried umpteen thousand different amp/EQ/volume options, pedal options, direct to amp vs. through pedals, etc. While some things help a little (for example, playing at full volume is better than bedroom volume, of course), it still just sounds a little thin to my ears. For example, if I am playing the neck pickup straight into the amp, no amount of guitar or amp EQ-ing can get it to sound quite as thick and round as most strats I hear. For now, getting a new strat is not an option. So I am wondering if bumping string gauge up will help. Currently, I play .10s on it (EB Regular Slinkys). I have a friend who put .12s on his strat and swears it made a big difference. If I am to do that, though, I will need to set it up for .12s, which means a trip to the shop (). So, please educate me whether increasing string gauge will help. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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