Bright and airy, focus on highs
Open and Crunchy, focus on upper mids
Thick and articulate, focus on lower mids
Dark and ominous, focus on lows
do you guys build guitars?
Open and Crunchy for me.
Thick and articulate. It can split to open and crunchy or bright and airy, especially if one coil is wound differently from the other - pick your coil to split to.
The question has the same fundamental meaning. "How do you like your tone" vs. "How should our pickups sound?" It's just that the last poll used metaphors, while this one is using plain-old adjectives. It's as if there was a vote for president, and one cat won. Then the Minister of Elections announces that that was actually the vote for vice president after all, and now we are gonna have the REAL presidential election.
I am really curious to know how many people here thought that the last poll was really about sheer "output," when the question asked was, "How do you like your tone?"
My question, "How do you plan to separate the two" means, "What will we do if we get two different answers to the same question?" Despite these logistical errors, we are probably going to be OK, because the same choice is going to win this poll as won the last one. But the repetition in the polls could have created a real disaster for MJ.
Sorry man, you're alone on this one.
The last poll was crystal clear that it was to decide the hotness, if you will, of the pickup using the steak metaphor, from rare/vintage to burnt/super hot & modern.
This poll is about the tonality of the medium hotness pickup. Will it be a pickup focused on the highs, the mid-highs, the mids, the mid-lows or the lows.
I agree that sometimes the definitions/descriptions were ambiguous/confusing but the bottom line was always clear.
What were the poll options? How many of them mention the pickups output? Maybe 4.5 of them out of 7. How many mention its tone? 6 out of 7. In that first poll, tone and output were treated as if they were one and the same. Now we are saying that tone was no part of the last poll. OK, man...
If the poll was about output, why on Earth didn't the poll simply ask, "What should the output of our pickup be?" Why didn't Pinto's initial post use the word "output" at all? In both cases, the word "tone" was used.
And again, how were we planning on reconciling what could very well have been conflicting poll results? What if we wanted a monstrous output, but an open and airy tone? Or low output, but a dark, treble-scooped sound? Output and tone are very much interconnected. You can separate them to some degree, but there are limits.
Look, it's gonna turn out fine simply because of the way people voted, but it it's a joke pretending that this is extremely clear and well thought out, and that anyone who is confused by it is an idiot.
The only thing I want to know is why there isn't at least 1 more poll going. We really need to be wrapping this up and arguing about ambiguous adjectives isn't really conducive to anything other than limiting MJ's creativity.
There's a rope hanging from this rooms ceiling and y'all are laying around the bottom pi$$ing at it. I think I'll go open the window in here so y'all can pi$$ up the rope and into the wind at the same time.
Gear: More junk than I know what to do with
Wow, I wonder if this is how things usually go for forum pickup. Leads me to wonder, how many will actually buy it to justify the effort for a low volume production.
Last edited by lazyfinger; 07-31-2012 at 02:49 PM.
I for one buy all of these pickups that come out of the custom shop and have a special forum price.
I also see real demand for a pickup that does something new in the neck position of a Les Paul, be it being less boomy or be it sounding like nothing else before.
Oh dear god. Seriously. Some of you guys just look for ways to nitpick and fight.
Hard Rock - gain on 5 - singing about good times.
Heavy Metal - gain on 10 - screaming about something.
---Gearjoneserhe was trying to convince her to swing.
That's like taking a Ferrari to a mud bog.--Ginormous
Unfortunately I wasn't around for the BroBucker but I loved the Crazy 8 and the StraBro 90s (I got a set of 3 and put the 2 in the same HSS guitar as the Crazy 8).
Sadly I didn't have anywhere to put the Staples pickup but this one I am buying at least one, probably two of them.
Most people voting here appear to think/feel the same way so it always works out in the end usually