Moderator - Don't touch that dial!!!
Maybe it would be easier to ban the mention of the words "Roy Buchanan" or "Nancy" here at the TDPRI- that is, unless we're discussing the Real McCoy and not someone's subjective attempts to sound like him.
Whenever I read these "pickup" threads, I can hear John Belushi/Bluto Blutarski in Animal House screaming
"FOOOOOOD FIIIIIIIIIGHT !!!!!!"
...although they CAN be highly entertaining.
I find it very puzzling that someone could claim sole credit for capturing another artist's "sound"...didn't the BIGGEST part of that equation die with Roy???
Cause the truth is...no matter how hard you try, you will never find that pickup that you believe sounds EXACTLY like Roy...or anybody else. It will never be quite good enough in your own mind, you'll always find a flaw somewhere and continue the search for the Holy Grail.
I don't think it has to do with the magic number of turns around a bobbin or those legendary magnets made of Unobtainium. JMHO
(Next you'll tell me that I CAN'T sound exactly like SRV even though I play through his guitar and equipment !! Jeeeez...must be some sort of HUMAN element involved, ya think???? No matter how hard I try, I'm ME, not SRV)
I can understand someone's reverence for an artist and desire to pay homage by recreating their music, but I would suggest getting back to the enjoyment and magic of the making of the music and less of chasing electrons.
I look forward to next week when we will again discover the latest NEW and IMPROVED Nancy flavor of the week.
We now return you to the original theme of this thread.
Sic hoc legere scis nimium eruditionis habes
I spent most of my money on women and beer...the rest I just wasted.