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Old 02-28-2017, 01:12 PM   #12
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It is completely true that sometimes we really don't want all of the treble that we can possibly get from our pickups. When I'm recording direct guitars, I'd usually prefer to at least capture it all. It's easy to shave of that treble and take those resonant peaks once it's ITB - ReaEQ works fine - but it's a lot harder to manufacture that extra high end content if you don't get it from the guitar itself.

There definitely is something to be said for just getting the sound you want and commiting, and if that means a bit heavier load on the pickups and maybe some transformer saturation, frickin go for it. Use a big long coiled cable and roll both of your pots down a both hands or two. But if you change your mind later, you'll probably have to retrack.
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