Muddy Pickups Mods with Caps

Dull guitar sound is always bothering everyone. We re-fretted the fretboard, changed the strings, bought an expensive equalizer pedal, even we changed the pickups with a new expensive one. BUT, it doesn’t always work that way, buying new things doesn’t take us to new things beside product knowledge. We know we can always modify things which we already have to get better results. And this is one of it. i got this from the Seymour Duncan’s Facebook

A muddy neck pickups is one annoying problem, I tried to overcome it by doing Muddy Pickups Mods with Caps and i really am satisfied by it. you know, Add capacitors to the guitar circuit is a favorite thing. It’s cheap and easy. this could be one of best of it.

There are two things you can do about this mod.

– First is wiring the .047 capacitor with the output of the pickup on the switch

– Second is wiring the .047 capacitor with the output of the pickup on volume knob

Muddy Pickups Mods with Caps
removing muddy neck pickup mod

In this post, I’ve done the first option, hopefully someone did the second option and share me some feedback

So i wired the .047 caps on the switch on my 2 guitars. first guitar is my Fender Spalted Maple Telecaster. I felt that BOTH OF PICKUPS were still too muddy while i had lowered the pickups heights to get brighter sound, so I took two of .047 caps and wired them to both pickups output on the switch. Here’s the pic:

Muddy Pickups Mods with Caps
removing muddy neck pickup Tele mods

i hope thisĀ Muddy Pickups Mods pics are easy enough to understand

for my next guitar isĀ Gretsch G5236 electromatic pro jet 125th anniversary . Here i felt that the neck pickup had a big brightness sound difference compared to bridge pickup, so i put only one of .047 caps on the switch. my expectation was to add more color to That Great Gretsch Sound and IMHO, I REALLY did it with this mod.

Muddy Pickups Mods with Caps
removing muddy neck pickup Gretsch mods

one thing i need to improve is my video sound record. It seems not enough to justify the sound, but I assure you will get big difference when you try this Muddy Pickups Mods. and this is exactly what i wanted.

I have something to say overall about this.

this Muddy Pickups Mods is useful.

I’ve been trying to get brighter sounds on my guitar using compression pedals, pickups height adjustments and the most i hate, using equalizer bands ( i want my guitar sound like it is without any output enhancements/adjustments). this mod is significant, it removes unwanted mud-bass-like sound so the sound clarity goes on top.

so, do you like it? or you wanna share it with your bandmate? have good day, virtuosos!

Assembling an Electric Guitar – neck and body

yeah, i should put more details on the blog post title but actually i want to show you how easy assembling guitar can be. what i got here was a separated squier telecaster neck and pre-wired telecaster body. the only thing you need here is one screwdriver and you can put them into one piece of beautiful telecaster.

squier telecaster
Assembling an Electric Guitar – neck and body

just put them together and,

squier telecaster

put the plate and the screw, then tighten them X way.

squier telecaster

once it is done, put the strings

squier telecaster

now, the last thing you need to do is take the last picture of your work and you can admire it while you’re playing it

squier telecaster

okay… what so special about this? nothing, yes, NOTHING

all i want to say is, guitars can be so simple without decreasing our respects to this holy grail. and wonderful thing about telecaster is. unlike other set-neck guitars, telecaster can be so great since you can get its parts separately, highly customized as your wishes in such an easy way… this guitar is so popular yet it still give its best contributions to every guitarists style of playing.

enjoy telecasters!