Tone help please.
Situation - (I play touchstyle guitar, so naturally ->) The attack is very weak and the treble strings are nowhere near as audible as the bass strings. I'd just like a good spunky attack and rich (not thin and anemic) sound at the trebles.
Stuff I've tried so far includes
-Adjusting the individual pole pieces...noticeable, but not as big a difference as I'd like.
-Increasing treble (guitar's tone knob and amp EQ) - Fine to a degree, but if I want a somewhat warmer sound, it comes with the volume of the trebles going down...
-Using the neck pickup (decent difference, stuff sounds much richer and there's more attack of sorts, but still falls a little short.)
-Shifting stuff around so I play the melody on the middle strings instead of the higher ones. C'MON, this solution is horrible (though it gets the job done...for now), and I'd not want to keep doing this >.>
I use 9s right now, so I'm going to try changing string gauge to 10 or 11. I don't know what difference this'll make in the sound department, though I know for sure it'll make playing a lot more stable - 9 gauge just keeps bending accidentally when I tap (main reason behind changing).
Can someone advise me on what (else) can be done?
Classical and jazz lover. Fingerstyle, touchstyle, and ERG enthusiast.
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