1 flatwoundup 1 month ago Ok, so I've got the guitar (trestle 6120's all with TV classics) the amp (6g6-b w/2x12 cab loaded with V30s) and the space echo (301). I also have Tavo's atomic brain and several tape emulators. D'Adarrio 10's, etc..... I have everything dialed in and get a neck pickup tone along with a good neck + bridge 'middle position' tone that sounds really, really close to Setzer. But, I'm having a hard time with my bridge pickup being too bright....as in ray gun to the face bright. I have the amp set like this: Volume: 3-5, treble: 7, bass: 3, presence: 7-ish. I believe that's slightly lower in the highs then Brian sets his, but even still, when I switch the bridge pickup it's shrill. My sound is a lot more like George Harrison on "Roll Over Beethoven" then "Rumble In Brighton". If I back the treble and presence down, and/or increase the bass, I lose the clarity of the neck and neck + bridge sound.I had considered the long cable attenuating highs (reported as 30-50 ft) but I can't imagine Brian using a 50 ft cable in the studio (?)I had thought about a pickup swap, either Setzer Sigs or Ray Butts, but Brian has used Classics for years and his tone was always great and never ice picky. Maybe I need to experiment with pickup height? Would getting them closer to the string give me more 'fatness'?Anyway, I'm open to suggestions, but please spare me the 'tone is in his fingers' thing. I've chased a few other famous players tones and with the appropriate gear and technique have nailed it, so I do believe this is achievable with my fingers plus the gear I have on tap.