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Seymour Duncan Jazz vs. Full Shred Neck Pickup Comparison

This analysis is intended to serve two purposes – first, a comparison of two popular pickup models. More importantly, to explain the difference that pole pieces can make to your tone. The Seymour Duncan Jazz and Full Shred neck pickups are the perfect examples to perform this, because they are identical

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The Effect of Guitar Pickup Pole Pieces

It’s surprising how little pole pieces are discussed, given how important they are in determining the sound of a pickup. Pole pieces are the component that provides magnetism to the guitar’s strings. They can come in many varieties, including magnets themselves. In most humbuckers, the pole pieces are either screws or

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Understanding DC Resistance

DC Resistance (DCR) is the main specification that pickup manufacturers use to describe the construction of their models. Electrically, resistance describes how easily electricity is conducted by a material. In pickups, it is referring specifically to the resistance of the wire within the coils. It does not account for the pickup’s

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PRS Silver Sky 635JM vs. 635JM “S”

The PRS Silver Sky has to be one of the most controversial models that Paul Reed Smith has ever released. Some people love it, others love to hate it. Some think it’s just a Strat copy, and others think it’s something more. If you’re reading this article, you’re likely a fan

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DiMarzio Patents Explained – Airbucker, Virtual Vintage, and Dual Resonance

In the world of aftermarket electric guitar pickups, Larry DiMarzio is among a small group of individuals who altered history. Though he wasn’t the first to produce aftermarket pickups, DiMarzio became incredibly popular throughout the 1970s with the introduction of the Super Distortion, which started a revolution in rock guitar. From

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PRS TCI Pickups Explained

Since its inception, Paul Reed Smith’s TCI concept has been relentlessly confusing the guitar community. Sometimes it’s a process, sometimes it’s a pickup model, and other times it’s an updated version of an older pickup. While we may never know everything about these pickups, let’s try to illuminate the most important

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