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Wood... A Pickup Winder… Pickup... Tone …My experiment.

Discussion in 'Just Pickups' started by Deneb, Oct 26, 2015.

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  1. Zepfan

    Zepfan Poster Extraordinaire

    Nov 30, 2013
    Horn Lake, MS
    That's a good idea.
     
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  2. LtKojak

    LtKojak Tele-Meister

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    Sep 10, 2013
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    Am I the only that doesn't find those p'ups dark at all?
     
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  3. Deneb

    Deneb Tele-Afflicted Vendor Member

    Feb 16, 2011
    Ukraine, Dnipro
    Here is a demo of light sound of rail pickups:
     
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  4. Zepfan

    Zepfan Poster Extraordinaire

    Nov 30, 2013
    Horn Lake, MS
    Love them. Great sounding pickups, you have magic hands for this.
    Bridge is a little on the bright side for me, so I'd probably have the neck & middle of this setup with the bridge setup of the former to even things out.

    Question: do all pickups get volume and tone pots? or is one of the pickups volume only like the usual Fender layout for bridge pickup?

    The first setup - dark pickups could've had volume only for middle pickup and volume/tone for the other 2 pickups and had a very good tonal setup overall.

    The good thing about Strat layouts are all the options available.
     
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  5. Bristlehound

    Bristlehound Tele-Afflicted

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    Great pickups... and great playing. Nice one!
     
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  6. DHart

    DHart Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 12, 2012
    Scottsdale, AZ USA
    Those pickups sound great.

    I did not think that the "dark" tone samples sounded dark at all.

    Why did you say they were dark? Overwound pickups, or the instrument itself?
     
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  7. awasson

    awasson Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Those sound great Vlad. I agree with @Zepfan, your playing is fantastic. I’ve listened to so many of your demos but you’ve really got a nice delivery on this particular tune. Really nice work on the timing use of the tremolo bar.

    The pickups sound really nice. That light demo sounds amazing. The neck and neck + middle are my favourite. I think the bridge sounds very good for a Strat bridge pickup.

    Generally, a clean Strat bridge pickup isn’t a sound I particularly like all on its own so I’m trying to use the bridge pickup more to see if I can make it work for me. On a clean channel, they always seems to sound so thin (to me). I do like them when they’re fattened up with some overdrive or distortion.

    With the quickchange magnet feature, I think you’ve got something really unique. You need to patent, copyright or trademark that. That’s the most unique thing I’ve seen in a pickup.
     

  8. Deneb

    Deneb Tele-Afflicted Vendor Member

    Feb 16, 2011
    Ukraine, Dnipro
    Thank you very much!
    You have very good ears, you notice all the nuances. Your ears are magic !!!:cool: You need to work with a guitar company!:);)
    Thank you for praising my playing! My opinion about my game is not high!
    But, to invite a musicians for each demo is very uncomfortable!
    Thank you for accepting my try to play!

    In fact, in live sound, pickups sound awesome! I do not praise myself, but I convey what I hear! And the dark version is very good with its overtones.
    But, my most favorite is the combination of two pickups!
    They are just magical.

    In my demo, I use pot 500K-ohm from StewMac.
    All potentiometers in position 10 (maximum). It's usual Fender layout for bridge pickup,
    the wiring diagram:
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  9. Deneb

    Deneb Tele-Afflicted Vendor Member

    Feb 16, 2011
    Ukraine, Dnipro
    Bristlehound, Thank you for your appreciation and great taste!!!;)
     

  10. Deneb

    Deneb Tele-Afflicted Vendor Member

    Feb 16, 2011
    Ukraine, Dnipro
    DHart,Thank you for your support, creative and courageous look!!!
     

  11. Deneb

    Deneb Tele-Afflicted Vendor Member

    Feb 16, 2011
    Ukraine, Dnipro
    Awasson, Thank you for your kind words and appreciation!
    Yes, in fact a musician can save a lot of money with replaceable sets of magnets. And I take into account our (the guitarists) propensity to search for the Holy Grail in sound, I hope the "quickchange magnet fairy" will facilitate this task.

    Re: ... neck + middle are my favourite.
    This is my favorite combination also! Although, I love all the double combinations of pickups. But, this is my favorite!
     
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  12. NWinther

    NWinther Tele-Afflicted

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    Very open and nice tones indeed!
    That magnet size intrigues me :)
     

  13. Zepfan

    Zepfan Poster Extraordinaire

    Nov 30, 2013
    Horn Lake, MS
    Thank you for the complements on my ears. I can't work for a guitar company at this time, I'm working for a start-up pickup company now.:lol:

    What I hear in the video recording will be different from what I would hear in a live situation. Things can sound darker in a recording.
    One of the ways many Strat players overcome overly bright bridge pickups is to direct it to one of the tone pots cause the diagram shows only volume. Many also take the middle off the tone to add more quack to the combination pickup settings and more brightness to the neck & middle setting. Your magnet switching makes the bright/dark tone switching easier and I think many will adapt this to their own designs.

    Your playing is great. If a player can sound great clean, he can sound great with any other type sound. A great sounding player with a lot of effects can sound like crap playing clean.
     
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  14. Deneb

    Deneb Tele-Afflicted Vendor Member

    Feb 16, 2011
    Ukraine, Dnipro
    NWinther, Thank you for your appreciation! I'm pleased that you liked the sound.
    It's neodymium magnets!!!)))
     

  15. Deneb

    Deneb Tele-Afflicted Vendor Member

    Feb 16, 2011
    Ukraine, Dnipro
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    Do you have schemes/diagram for look?
    Thank you very much!
     

  16. Deneb

    Deneb Tele-Afflicted Vendor Member

    Feb 16, 2011
    Ukraine, Dnipro
    I have another idea for adjusting dark / light, but I'll publish it later! Now there are more urgent tasks.
     

  17. DHart

    DHart Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 12, 2012
    Scottsdale, AZ USA
    Magnet swaps are a fantastic way to fine-tune pick up tone. I’ve done that with humbuckers with pleasing results. To be able to change magnets quickly and easily is a big deal!

    Are these pickups going to be available to buyers in the USA soon?
     

  18. Deneb

    Deneb Tele-Afflicted Vendor Member

    Feb 16, 2011
    Ukraine, Dnipro
    It's neodymium magnets!!!
    You'll be surprised when you see a magnets for the Rod Poles Pickups.
     
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  19. Deneb

    Deneb Tele-Afflicted Vendor Member

    Feb 16, 2011
    Ukraine, Dnipro
    I finish a work on my website, after me will be necessary to get the Vendor status of TDRPI. It could take two weeks, but for one week I will be absent, therefore in three weeks.
     
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  20. DHart

    DHart Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 12, 2012
    Scottsdale, AZ USA
    OK. Why did you call the first video "dark" and the next one "light"? What changed?
     
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