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The Pickup Place / Re: An Injector Bridge model for an Yngwie tone?
« on: January 20, 2019, 01:55:38 am »
imho yngwies tone is nothing hard to get. Just a plain good classic alnico single coil in the neck would do the trick. And with the appropriate shielding/correct direction, being a little lean on distortion, noise gate, would help deal with the noise.
I got some cheap pups set from aliexpress, and I managed to get better tones than with the HS-3. Depends also on the rig heavily.

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The Pickup Place / Re: Super Distortion noise?
« on: January 18, 2019, 06:19:17 am »
Hello,

this happens during the evenings mostly and with a fair amount of distortion, not so much a computer thing. The hum is directional. Much more annoying in series wiring rather than in parallel. In parallel it is almost 100% noiseless.

My bet is that there is something asymmetrical in this pup! Same like with EMGs. At certain orientations they hum. But no biggie.

I wonder if redoing all the wiring, new simple/normal pots (in contrast to push/pull that I have now), etc, would remedy this. I am not a particular fan of parallel wiring for super distortion or Air Norton S : complexity with just a slightly lower output, not worth it.

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Guitar Lounge / Re: Schaller, Gotoh or Original Floyd Rose?
« on: January 10, 2019, 07:40:56 am »
my gotoh nut is rock solid for some years now, whereas the previous Schaller gave me constant "sitar" sounding open notes which killed sustain and natural harmonics (which meant no more pantera  >:( ).
I dont have a Gotoh bridge but I know they make all the high end Ibanez staff. Heck my "indo-MIC" edge zero II has been solid for 4 years, i cannot see why Gotoh should score any lower.

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The Pickup Place / Super Distortion noise?
« on: January 08, 2019, 10:07:13 am »
Hello,
as I was doing this vid : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzfkxKkhb-A

I was between :
- my strat with fast tracks/chopper
- my Ibanez universe with blazes
- my carvin with Super Distortion / Air Norton S
- my kramer with EMG 81/85

I had to record in front of the laptop. And you can see there is a fairly high amount of gain. I noticed that with the Ibanez (blazes) there was no noise at all in front of the laptop, even with the noise gate set to minimum (2/10). Same with Air Norton s - no noise at all. Miraculously the EMGs were silent as well, although at the standing position - and away from the laptop- normally they are the noisiest (it happens with all 4 of my EMGs but its another story). However with the Super Distortion I had to raise the noise gate to 5 to be able to record this song, which has a lot of pauses especially at the beginning.

When standing away from the laptop the Super Distortion is quite silent. I will do more tests and measurements in the evening.

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The Pickup Place / Re: Chopper. Cruiser. 24.75". Pots?
« on: November 22, 2018, 08:18:03 am »
I remember with Chopper in the neck I had to convert the 500K tone pot to no-load in order to make it useful. So I'd say 500K tone pot. Dont know about Cruiser tho.

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The Pickup Place / Re: Air Norton S help
« on: November 15, 2018, 12:54:24 am »
It's great when I switch it to single coil..but figure I should have something I like in both positions.


have you tried in parallel? however, in 24.75" I find this too muddy in an all maple neckthrough.

IMHO fast track I (not II) would be fine.

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Center Stage / Judas Priest : Electric Eye
« on: November 13, 2018, 05:06:50 pm »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYtx-L7kpqU

super distortion + air norton S

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The Pickup Place / Re: pick ups
« on: November 12, 2018, 11:52:16 am »
EMGs arent good for you?

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The Pickup Place / Re: Neck/Bridge humbuckers that balance well
« on: November 12, 2018, 09:15:19 am »
all he classic sets, I got super distortion in the bridge with air norton in the neck and they balance well.

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The Pickup Place / Re: Static humbukcer hum/buzz
« on: November 11, 2018, 02:25:34 pm »
UPDATE! it's not the neighbor or anything!
the way I play is :
guitar -> boss me-25 -> headphones. The boss output jack was most of the times connected to the amp, which I rarely use. So the amp was most of the time off. But lately I had it disconnected (since I didn't use the amp). Now I couldn't imagine there would be such a huge difference if I connect the output of the boss to the input of the amp. I connected it (with the amp switched off as usually) and the problem is gone.... What puzzles me is that the blazes still didn't buzz....

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The Pickup Place / Re: Static humbukcer hum/buzz
« on: November 11, 2018, 11:49:56 am »
Hello, just a follow up, I have already odrered new push/pull pots, wires, to try the components on the buzzing strat first before re-doing the wiring on the Carvin. But today I saw that neither of the guitars had any buzz at all, no matter the orientation, position, AC or lightts.

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The Pickup Place / Re: Static humbukcer hum/buzz
« on: November 06, 2018, 12:40:54 pm »
Are you sure everything is grounded properly?

yes, the soldering seems super solid, and everything seems electrically correct. But I have suspicions aboute the resistence I measured between the pups chassis and the ground. This was close to zero but not at all times. Maybe there is not enough "flow" towards the ground in order to eliminate all the buzz.
Maybe I'll do it step by step without the push/pulls. One component at a time.

anyways, thanx tons for your help ppl. I'll be back to report!

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The Pickup Place / Re: Static humbukcer hum/buzz
« on: November 06, 2018, 04:11:27 am »
In my case I think it was a solder joint that wasn't quite right. The push-pull I used had some weird coating that didn't quite bond with the solder very well and required me to sand the back of the pot a bit.

thanks. I pulled out the pots yesterday and the soldering seems solid and strong (I know the problem with push/pulls's coating and soldering on the top, this has happened to me as well, but these ones are soldered from the side - opposite to the lugs). I am thinking of redoing the wiring without push/pulls, just normal pots and check one component at a time.

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