I've been playing my strat with a newly installed set of Fender Fat 50's pickups. Really digging the tone, but I'm noticing that the neck pickup seems to be giving me more bass than my last setup (which was a Dimarzio Injector in the neck).
It's weird, I've had neck humbuckers before that were higher output and bassier overall, but none that gave me this weird low fartiness that the Fat 50's neck pickup does.
I can't tell if it's 1) the clean-ness of the bass that's making one of the speakers in my tweed bassman "fart" a bit (a lone smooth cone weber that's prone to distorting easier than the other speakers), or 2) if it's the fact that I have 10-52's on the guitar right now. I usually have it strung with 10-46 or 9-42.
Could the combination of this pickup and a heavier set of strings make my setup sound a little boomy?
My plan is to just swap back to a set of 9-42's on the next string change to see if that cures things, but I thought I'd check here to see if anyone else experienced this with the Fat 50's neck pickup.
If the string change works, then I'm golden. If not, is there a less bassy strat neck pickup I could use? SSL-1? CS69 neck pickup? Something else?