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Discussion in 'Pickup Joint' started by Hal Nico, Jan 26, 2021.
Nice playin bro
Messing around with the pickups and amp models I accidently turned a compressor full on and got a Stratty/Telly guitar. These pickups just keep giving
Funky Country :O
Again, it sounds excellent. I like a lot of compression on some songs.
Thanks for the demos, they sound great.
I had a little trouble with the,"B" string poles being a bit too extreme in the Stagger. I defeated this.
I couldn't find any small washers but remembered that I had some Metal punches in my garage and that some of our old UK Coinage( 1 penny 2 penny) are made of Cupronickel alloy which is magnetic/conductive.
Punched a couple out and dressed them up with some emery/Grit paper. The cheap Alnico 5 pickups I've just put on have the, "Vintage" Stagger and luckily only the," B" string it low in volume.
I've fitted them better now and glued them in place . As I love these pickups and even though they are were cheap I didn't want to risk pushing the poles up and ruining them
They can be heard now on this latest demo,
Really cool to know. I've found out about the Fleor brand last year, which you can get on eBay, Amazon and perhaps Ali Express, which sells sets of Alico V staggered pole pickups for less than $30 a set and they're amazing.
I've already bought several other repro parts off that same brand and it's all pretty good quality and incredibly cheap. Definitely recommend it for everyone on a tight budget looking for "legit" quality parts.
Try PMB(PMB Hobbies) pickups in the UK - great cost-effective pickups. Got one(neck) in my Classic vibe Tele)
£17 for one pickup. I only paid £20 for a full set but thanks anyway
You know, a lot of those good cheap Chinese alnico sets come in staggered and flat pole versions.
Nice playing. Sounds great.
Sounds like you've got 'em balanced... but, you can tell
when you kick in that 'bugger..!!
Yes and in hindsight I wish I had replaced the Flat poles I took off with like-for-like but as these sound so good as-is it's a small fix I'm willing to take
There is also a difference in Vintage staggers between a lot of pickups so in future I'm going to stick to Flat Poles as I think VS are pretty much redundant or at least for me
I have some Strats with staggered and some with flat, and I honestly don't really hear much of a difference in string balance. If I played you a recording of one vs. the other using the same settings of amp and pedal, you wouldn't be able to tell which was which.
I agree to a point. Live on-stage and or at volume through an amp it's not such a problem but when recording, especially in a very quiet environment using amp modelling and my sensitivity it is a problem that had to be addressed
I don't have OCD but if one of the cylinders on my 1999 Suzuki SV650 V-Twin Motorcycle misses sparking more than once on a ride I have to cure it ;-)