- Apr 15, 2010
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Time... if you happen to find it, send some my way please
Opinion if you don't mind pls.This thread needs more attention. This topic is coming up a bunch, lately.
Perhaps I'll do a "version 2" of this thread, which incorporates some audio examples.
...just gotta find the time.
Opinion if you don't mind pls.
I'm soon to receive a handwound UK made Dogear P90. It's A3, unpotted , 42awg enamelled wire and nickel silver baseplate, 7.2K. It's supposed to be like the late 40s ones. It's for a laminated jazz box. Do you think it'll cut the mustard?
Thanks. Your input is always interesting and educational. Thinking about it, it was a bit of a stupid question, sorry. Also I didn't consider the fact that Gibson would be using machines back then. I hope the A3 is a good one. May be I should ask the winder the source. The pickup is £75 and I dont think the builder is that well known so I'm hoping it's good. The guitar is a budget Chinese, bought during early lockdown and playing it today, the original pup isn't bad!!! Gonna be interesting. Cheers.
Sorry, man. I have no idea. Some simple specs don't always say much about a pickup's voice. That's sort of the point of this thread. I don't think Gibson was hand-winding anything in the late 40's but that doesn't mean it would or wouldn't be a decent pickup. A nice set of A3s in a P-90 can be real nice but they vary from foundry-to-foundry (even batch-to-batch from some).
Thank you for your thoughtful post. My New Year's resolution this year is to dust off the classical, the dreadnought and the jazz box and try to give them their due. Happy New Year and God bless!As I read these MLP forums daily, I realize that some of us spend more time reading these et. al. forums than actually sitting down and playing a favorite guitar and amp; (myself included). Perhaps it has to do with affluence that exists today and the generous amounts of leisure time many people have. I do believe that there are a certain number of people (more than we all realize) who are so busy making a living as a professional guitarist that they have no spare time to indulge studying the current state of the technical side of equipment in all its manifestations.
Guitar playing today (compared to the days I started playing) is an industry in itself. There have always been the major guitar and amp manufacturers in it to make money. It has evolved strictly in a business sense to almost a "science" with many small entities producing variation of advanced products, hence, the myriad discussions on DCR, ohms, watts, and miliamps; all associated with the process of obtaining our favorite artist's tone.
Yes, it is all good and for a purpose, I suppose; otherwise I'd cease my regular reading of all forums dealing with guitar and equipment. I just get a bit concerned sometimes that the actual "magic" of playing an original and exciting style of guitar is fading into the background.