#165704  by wayfaerer
 Sun May 19, 2019 9:08 am
I've played Strats mostly over the past several years and recently assembled a custom Warmoth strat with three humbuckers: two Super 2's and a Super D in the bridge. The tones are awesome. I love the way it sounds.

But I can't play the damn thing. I mean, I can, but it's really annoying having so little depth to dig in to the strings without hitting the middle pickup and getting thrown off. I could lower the middle pickup, but then it doesn't sound as good.

I just finished assembling last night and only played for about an hour, so I'm hoping I'll get used to it. But for those of you who play with three humbuckers: Is it comfortable to play? Did it take time to get used to?
 #165706  by rugger
 Sun May 19, 2019 1:00 pm
I have the same problem although I don't play my Jerry guitar very often. You need to adjust your hand position and play between the middle and bridge pups.

john in san diego
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 #165721  by ap0p
 Mon May 20, 2019 7:50 pm
I've found adjusting how you hold the pick also helps to some degree, might be worth your while to experiment
 #165736  by TI4-1009
 Wed May 22, 2019 7:20 pm
You'll adjust.
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 #165745  by HeadSpace
 Fri May 24, 2019 4:50 am
Moreover, picking close to the bridge sounds more Jerry-ish IMO. Really helps with that articulate "snap" or whatever you want to call it on the low strings.
 #165747  by tcsned
 Fri May 24, 2019 6:17 am
I have a Strat, Les Paul, and 4 three pickup Jerry-ish guitars. Of all the issues I've noticed, the middle pickup has never been something that has gotten in the way. I've had more issues with going between flatmount bridges and TOM/stop tailpiece bridges.
 #165749  by wayfaerer
 Fri May 24, 2019 9:14 pm
Thanks for all the replies. After a few days I don't really notice it much anymore. If I really want to dig in to the strings, I instinctively move up by the neck pickup, which is a little lower than the others. Otherwise I'm further back.

It's a little frustrating at times, but the enhanced tonal palette is worth it. Hopefully it will become second nature!
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