Originally Posted by aselfishimpulse
I think tremolo picking really efficiently and cleanly sounds better with a set of heavy gauge strings, apparently Dick Dale thinks the same haha
is your strat a CIJ? I've found that CIJ fenders are normally solid instruments they just often need pickup swaps and electronic switches, which in terms of Jaguars and Jazzmasters makes me just want to go for an AVRI, what's your rig btw?
It's a japanese Fender paisley strat. pink.
I use a fender bassman reissue, the gold tweed ones.
I usually use those mid range yellow picks, pretty thick. I hate flimsy ones but I also hate really hard ones.
Then I use a digitech bad monkey overdrive (green pedal), Boss Fender 63 spring reverb pedal (brown), Ibanez AD9 analog delay (pink) and a Berringer VD400 (grey, cheap little plastic pedal for $30, best one in my rig).
If I ever break a string (rare) on my fender I have a gibson les paul, studio custom. Someone put EMGs in it, zack wylde ones, so distortion sounds kinda over the top, BUT, when its clean it sounds SO good and raw, especially thru the bassman.