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    Determining Guitar Tone Characteristics For Pickup Swap.

    I'd check Doyle Coils or pickups with similar specs... ... Or I'd tweak the existing electronics to shape the tone of the stock BB's: 1M pots and/or no load tone controls + a low capacitance cable from guitar to amp might do what you want with the pickups that you already have. Regarding...
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    Determining Guitar Tone Characteristics For Pickup Swap.

    I often record the acoustic resonance of electric guitars then visualize the track on a frequency analyzer and find it instructive. As I install pickups for me but also for other people, I find even more useful to record each electric instrument plugged direct to the board then to watch the...
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    Cable length

    LOL about Zakk Wilde... Buddy Guy is another player known for having used long cable (100ft)... and the "sweet switch" mounted for Santana in his PRS guitars is nothing else than a "long cable emulator" (relying on a delay line rather than on a capacitor but a cheapo cap would do the job)...
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    Cable length

    With standard passive PU's and a typical input impedance, cable capacitance often starts to be really noticeable around 800pF to 1nF (1000pF) which is roughly the value measured on 20' of average guitar cable, for the record. :cool: Now, some 10' cables hit the 1nF mark and stray capacitance...
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    Cable length

    What matters is parasitic capacitance, not necessarily linked to the price of a cable. Low capacitance is better in some cases. High capacitance is prefered in other situations (see Hendrix or SRV)... All depends on your rig,needs, tastes, ears. Personally, I use both solutions. I've ultra low...
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    On “anti-mud” caps in series with pickups: a side note...

    OK, thx. Before your answer, I had already modelized the circuit with a 8k / 4H humbucker (P.A.F. specs) + a 6k / 2.5H Strat PU (L Series specs) and I'll show below what it gives. Before the pic, an explanation: by putting the humbucker in series with a cap then a phase switch between pickups...
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    On “anti-mud” caps in series with pickups: a side note...

    You mean: OOP and with a series cap on the bridge PU? Not so surprising to me. I'll try to modelize what happens ASAP. Do you know the DCR and inductance of each pickup?
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    On “anti-mud” caps in series with pickups: a side note...

    Thx for sharing. :) Whatever are the objective effects of series caps as I've tried to explain 'em above, you may or may not appreciate the result, depending on your rig, needs, tastes, ears... I wouldn't hesitate personally to test a lower value than 33nF: Rickenbacker mounted 4.7nF (which is...
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    Pedal that makes an electric sound like an acoustic

    I'd certainly sympathise with anyone facing such situations and to be honest, I don't like the GK3: I find it cumbersome, ugly and flimsy. That said and to be frank, my own subjective experience with GK3's is not so limitative or complicated. Radius? I've set the central "R adjustment screw"...
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    Best Noiseless Dogear P90s for a Les Paul Junior in 2022?

    Why do you mention batteries with Kinman's? They are passive pickups. They might require some routing but because of what ARandall said: they are deeper than regular P90's. Personally, I wouldn't consider the Ilitch system for P90's. It works fantastically well with Fender style single coils...
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    Crowther Audio Hotcake V2

    I've not the original pedal but I've built a (true bypass) clone of it recently. The XLFswitch slightly boosts the "extreme low frequencies", mostly below the bassiest note produced by any standard 6 strings electric guitar. The "cream" switch does exactly what you say: it changes a wee bit the...
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    Pickup winders interview

    If memory serves me, she's the young lady appeating briefly @ 5:56.
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    Pickups model?

    Si, pero porque llamar "camionetas" sus pastillas de guitara? As I'm French, my Spanish might be fishy but AFAIK, "pickups" for guitar are called "pastillas" in Spanish, no?... :) +1 for Duncan Antiquities, that said. :cool:
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    Pedal that makes an electric sound like an acoustic

    For the record and just to contextualize my own previous advice : the Boss GP10 models various synth sounds + acoustic/bass/electric guitars, + alt tunings + an excellent 12 strings mode assignable to any digital model. It can also can be used as a regular MFX with many capabilities of the...
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    Pedal that makes an electric sound like an acoustic

    There's not much offers for nylon strings emulations... An old cheapo MFX for acoustic guitars like the hideous Zoom A2 hosts preset digital modelis of all kinds (including nylon strings) + variable input settings for magnetic PU's, piezo and so on. But it's not necessarily easy to set...

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