A multi-meter is a handy tool for guitar players to have on their work bench. They have a myriad of uses when it comes to guitar, effects and amplifiers, and it’s always worthwhile having even a basic multi-meter around to troubleshoot things.
There are so many little parts on an electric guitar that when you’re a beginner it can be a daunting task to figure out what each part is for! It never hurts to take a closer look at anything, so why not dive into the anatomy of an electric guitar?
If you’re reading this blog then chances are you play a guitar, and an electric guitar at that. Electric guitars use pickups as part of the recipe to create an amplified electric guitar tone, but what exactly is a pickup, and how does it help us “pick up” the sound of a guitar?
Speaking is silver, silence is golden. A very old proverb and it might hold some truth in it, but when it comes to the new Seymour Duncan Silver Zephyr pickups, I can’t be silent. These pickups, launched in 2011, are perhaps some of the most well-thought, well-engineered pickups I have come across. The price is…
In Tinkering with pickups 101 we went through some fairly simple modifications that can alter the tone of humbucker pickups. These were fairly simple, and didn’t really risk damaging the pickup. The following modifications do carry some risk of damage, but only if you are not careful.
Please understand that performing the next modification is something that you are doing of your own risk. We cannot be held responsible for any damages caused as a result.
Opening up and pulling apart magnets may seem a little daunting to some, so I thought I would talk about a few things you can do to adjust your pickups to achieve the sort of sound you are after without any extensive surgery. If you can use a screw driver or allen key, and have basic soldering skills you can achieve some pretty remarkable results.
For many people adjusting the height of the pickup or the polepiece is an unknown procedure and some players are even scared to adjust the height of their pickup or polepiece!
Ravi is a singer/songwriter who shot to worldwide fame at a young age as the guitarist for the ’90’s band Hanson, playing guitar in front of millions of screaming teenage fans in scenes reminiscent of “Beatlemania.” Hanson’s triple Grammy nominated chart-topping songs catapulted the band into the music stratosphere, taking Ravi to stages at the…
I was in search of tone/feel for playing in studio sessions and for concert/live environments. My first guitar pickup was changed around 1985/86. I installed a JB Humbucker!
At Seymour Duncan, we are all about the players and their quest for the right sound. For every band that has achieved critical mass, there are thousands more who are putting in their dues at local bars and coffee shops. Seymour Duncan Underground is a new continuing series to showcase unique musicians and bands that…