Members fishbucket Posted May 23, 2010 Members Share Posted May 23, 2010 So, I've recently purchased an Eastman thinline guitar, which I originally intended to use for jazz, but I already have a dedicated jazz guitar, so I've decided to try an use this as my dedicated non-jazz guitar. The only problem with it is the current pickup (Korean Kent Armstrong) leaves much to be desired. Specifically, the pickup is kind of muddy, sound is really thin, and I have to dig in excessively, which creates some crappy tones. I've been recommended to get something that's somewhat hot, in order to get the thickness out of the hollow-body, but beyond that I haven't discovered much that has peaked my interest. I have been curious about SD phat cats, harmonic designs Z-90s, Gibson 57's, maybe some sort of DiMarzio pickup, but nothing has jumped out at me. I've tried an SD Alnico II pro, which sounded great in a solid body I had, but the highs were really brittle sounding in this guitar, and it still sounded fairly thin. As far as tone goes, I play mostly with some light, transparent overdrive. Never "high-gain". So my clean tone is very important. I guess my musical styles would be defined as indie-rock or post-rock. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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