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Asher Guitars WD Music Products Amplified Parts Mod Kits DIY Nordstarnd Pickups Warmoth.com
Asher Guitars WD Music Products Amplified Parts Mod Kits DIY Nordstarnd Pickups Warmoth.com

Comments on Profile Post by GCKelloch

  1. GCKelloch
    GCKelloch
    In the case of the Mircocoils, there is more than 2x the wind count inhabiting the same space as an average 42 AWG pickup. The high friction winding process further increases density as the heated malleable insulation squishes and sticks in valleys, so it may be ~2.5x as dense. At some point, a layered graphene PCB may increase density to the atomic layer.
    Jul 3, 2016
  2. GCKelloch
    GCKelloch
    It is also my understanding that the only differences in sound from the coil being lowered, other than output, is less-emphasized larger vibrations and the eventual loss of smaller vibrations when they are no longer registered above noise and hum. Those claiming a general loss of highs should consider that guitar amps generally compress the lows, even at low gain levels.
    Jul 3, 2016
  3. GCKelloch
    GCKelloch
    That in conjunction with the loss of any circuity generated higher harmonics just makes it seem like there are less highs when a pickup is lowered.
    Jul 3, 2016
  4. GCKelloch
    GCKelloch
    I'd be curious just how magnetic aperture affects the sound with the same coil. You could conduct a simple experiment with a very short ~1/8" coil and thin Nd magnets. Construct some type of consistent picking device. A pick attached to a stick anchored at the other end, and dropped down from the same height should do. Use two different magnet widths under the coil which goes under one string.
    Jul 3, 2016
  5. GCKelloch
    GCKelloch
    Try a ~16" disk magnet about half the width of the coil, taped under the center of the coil. Then, try a ~32" thick disk magnet about the width of the coil (to provide about the same total string pull). Record the results to wave files. I'd like to examine those files if you end up doing it. You might need more distance from the string for the magnets not to cause string modulations.
    Jul 3, 2016
  6. GCKelloch
    GCKelloch
    The different size magnets might affect the coil electrical properties which you could measure in advance. As I mentioned, I’m not convinced your meter provides accurate guitar pickup level inductance measurements. Still, other measurable properties would change if the magnets do affect anything.
    Jul 3, 2016