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Does wood make a difference?

does the type of wood the body is made of make a difference when selecting a pickup? I have an older B.C. Rich Mockingbird

"Orientated" A2?

I did a search but nothing came up, so sorry if this has been covered. we all know you can get un-orientated alnico 5 mags

Guess What I am?

Zzounds verses sweetwater

I am finally pulling the plug on a set of Seth Lovers for my Dot. Does anyone have a preference between zzounds verses sweetwater?

New Project Day - To the previous owner of this Ibanez SZ320...

...WTF? If I was able to buy this for $50 from GC, that means you traded it in for $25. Granted, it was a non-working guitar,

Your Favorite Signature Gear

Thought it would be cool to hear from those who don't mind, and even LIKE using gear with someone else's name on it. It can

output of a humbucker when in coil split and parallel wiring modes

I realise that the DC resistance of a humbucker pick-up is 50% less when in coil split mode, and is 75% less when in parallel

Is the duncan distortion shrill in drop D and Standard?

I found a great deal for a duncan distortion at my local shop, initially i was interested in the invader for its hard hitting punch

Opinions on Bridge Upgrade in a Les Paul Traditional Pro

This is my first post. I know tone is subjective, but I'm looking for various opinions. Hope I'm not beating a dead horse in the

What type of wire insulation is bright red?

I've only seen a couple pickups that use it. My new Pegasus has it. Anybody know?

H-H Statocaster Build – Advice/Recommendations Requested

Hey all, I need some advice/recommendations for a two humbucker Stratopartscaster I’m thinking of putting together. About 5 yrs ago, I bought a Warmouth ’59

The Ultimate Bridge Humbucker for Strat.

I've been thinking about the most versatile, medium/vintage output strat humbucker that can be fairly used for any genre....!! My thoughts are basically focused on: 1- PG/PG+

Spin-a-split

Is it possible to run 2 pups on one spin-a-split? I'm looking for different ways to wire my guitar and I've come up with something

NGD last week!

Some of you may have heard I got a screaming deal on an American Standard Strat last week. After some mystery, I discovered it's a

NGD: Bit of a dream buy really (cliche' I know!)

Hey guys. Just thought I'd make a NGD thread as my last thread asking for info kind off topic a tad. A bit of background for anyone

Pickups made for The Brown Sound? (*NOT* EVH history)

Yeah, I know... Controversial. However, this is a topic that tends to be discussed in a million different places but not all in one place.

Seymour DUNCAN INVADER pickup

This pickup is amazing!! Uhmm, Pearly GATES in my Aria pro 11 & the Invader in my BcRich st111 !! Hey ,life is good!!

What's going on with the Custom Shop?

Hey, everyone. Recently, I've been going back and forth with the Custom Shop for a neck pickup and they have been denying to do EVERYTHING I

NGD Slick SL50

$260 clams...delivered in less than a week. I've always wanted a tele style axe but never wanted to spend what Fender charges for a good one.

P.A.F pickup tone

Hi everyone I am getting another guitar soon. Probably a Epiphone semi hollow body this time,and of course I will swap stock pickups out and

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