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Re: Pickup Poll
I don't know if this question was purely rhetorical or not.
I tend to favor Seymour Duncans (since I used to work there in the
Specifically, I favor humbuckers, but occasionally I want that snarky
single coil notch position Strat sound, so I use switches for coil
tapping on them.
My Gibson RD has a JB in the bridge position and a Jazz in the neck.
My 3-pickup Surfmaster has the same but with a 59 in the middle
position between them.
Alas, my Tele copy is just a Tele copy with whatever stock no-name
pickups it came with.
It's mighty quiet for just having single coils though.
Yeah, noisy pickups can be a bugger if you're looping.
I have a Jazz Bass that's a bit noisy, and my Surfmaster used to have
P-90s which were sortta prone to hum and buzz despite having a very
creamy-glassy sound that was way cool otherwise.
I hate extraneous noise though.
But sometimes you run across a guitar that sounds so good despite some
little niggling extra hum or noise that it's a keeper anyway.
Sorry to hear that you didn't like your new pickups.
Duncan makes a couple of different kinds of single-coil sized
There are the "Rails" variety and the "Stacked" varieties . . . and
they also make a very narrow side-by-side model typified by the George
Lynch Sreamin' Demon model.
Frankly they make so many different kinds of pickups these days, and I
have been so long out of the loop in the industry, that you'd be
better off to get a current catalog from them (or any other
manufacturer you favor) and check what the tone charts say for each
Some sort of hum-canceling type of pickup may be required to get rid
of the noise - or much better shielding in the wiring and control
cavity (and double check the soldering joints while you're at it).
On Aug 11, 2011, at 10:23 PM, Phil Clevenger wrote:
What kinds of pickups are you using in your electric guitars?
- Pickup Poll
- From: Phil Clevenger <email@example.com>