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Old 12-11-2018, 07:54 AM
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Default ES1.2 vs ES1.3

Is there a big difference between ES1.2 and 1.3? Is it worth it to upgrade my 2008 Taylor Fall Ltd to 1.3? I love the guitar, but plugged in it’s MUCH brighter than it is unplugged. So much so, I have to crank the treble almost all the way down and use a Dunlop Gator Grip pick. I’m not interested in ES2, so I’m juSt wondering about 1.3?
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The difference between 1.2 and 1.3 is one less body sensor and a tweaked preamp if I remember correctly.

I did the upgrade from 1.1 to 1.3 and found it a definite improvement - but in the end upgraded again to ES2. In all honesty I find the ES2 to be WAY better than any version of ES1...
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The difference between 1.2 and 1.3 is one less body sensor and a tweaked preamp if I remember correctly.

I did the upgrade from 1.1 to 1.3 and found it a definite improvement - but in the end upgraded again to ES2. In all honesty I find the ES2 to be WAY better than any version of ES1...
I have the ES2 on my GS Mini Koa and it's really boomy on the bass side, plus I don't want to have holes drilled in my bridge. If I upgrade it'll just be to the 1.3.
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Latest ES2 is not boomy. Ask Taylor to upgrade your preamp.
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I have the ES2 on my GS Mini Koa and it's really boomy on the bass side, plus I don't want to have holes drilled in my bridge. If I upgrade it'll just be to the 1.3.


Have you tried adjusting the screws? By varying the pressure of the pickup element that touch the saddle you can change the tone of the pickup. My Taylor had become a bit thin sounding so eventually I took the plunge and found an Allen key that fit the screws and started to adjust with a quarter turn each way. My Taylor once again has a great plugged in tone - I would suggest tweaking the pickup first and then having the preamp seen to if that doesn’t work. As was said, the ES2 is not inherently boomy.
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I talked to Taylor yesterday and they advised me to totally bypass my wireless system and amp and plug directly into the PA system using a balanced 1/4” to XLR cable and find out if it’s the guitar or something in my chain. He also advised turning off individual body sensors to tweak the sound. He did advise me against upgrading to the 1.3 because it may not help at all and would be wasted money.
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