AXIS/ALBERT LEE Pickups – Consistancy of Sound
So first gig last night with this Axis SS. I spent a couple hours cleaning the guitar up, it really is quite beat up, but functionally fit. I did change out the saddles for the Highwood Vintage Contoured. Even pulled the pickups to verify they were original. This has the solid rosewood neck like my ALs.
I have to say, therein lies the problem…the pickups sound noticably thin, especially the neck and I spend most of my time on the neck. Not at all like the the ALs I have/had with the same pups. Wiring does not appear to be modified.
I just happen to have a couple Dimarzios inbound (Air Norton/AT-1) in B/W Zebra that might take a test run in this guitar. I will say that the Virtual PAFs in my Silhouette are exceptional pups and I would be interested in finding some to swap into the Axis as the inbound pups were not intended for it..