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The Pickup Place / HSS with Stacked Singlecoils - to split or not split?
« on: August 01, 2021, 05:04:43 PM »
Starting a new parts build and decided on a paf 36th neck in the bridge and 2 vv54s.

Positions 2 and 3 will be bridge and middle, and bridge and neck. My question is: should I run the pickups full? or split them in positions 2 and 3?

In position 4 I won't split the vv54s because I've read that there's not much difference full or split.

The Pickup Place / Tone Zone - screw vs slug coil
« on: March 20, 2021, 07:38:36 PM »
Anyone have any experience comparing both coils for splitting to? I know the slug coil has a higher dc res, but how does that translate tonally?

The Pickup Place / Turn an Air Zone into a Tone Zone?
« on: March 18, 2021, 01:24:44 AM »
Is this doable? Are the slug polepieces tapered at the bottom, so I'd need to place metal spacers on both sides of the magnet bar, rather than just on the screw polepieces (as with typical humbuckers)?

I ask because I can't seem to find an f-spaced zebra tone zone to buy (at a reasonable price anyway), but an air zone is available. Read a lot about doing the air mod on tone zones, but not the other way around on the air zone.

The Pickup Place / smooth pickup to replace breed neck
« on: May 08, 2020, 11:47:07 PM »
Installed a set of breeds in my parts strat. Digging these much better than the jb/59 combo I had in it before. The guitar is inherently bright with lots of pop so the fatness and smoothness of the breeds seem to work well, but...not 100% satisfied with the neck tbh

It's fat for sure, but it still has a glassy, sharp pick attack that I dislike in neck pickups, and it's too loud compared to the bridge pickup. I suppose that makes sense because it was designed for a 24 fret guitar. I've tried messing with the pickup height to no avail.

I'm considering getting an air norton for the neck. It has a lower mV rating so less output, and it's a smooth pickup afaik. I've tried it before in an Ibanez RG and I remember liking it, really good for smooth, singing leads. My main concern is how it will balance with the breed in the bridge? Is it different enough from the breed neck to warrant trying it? Liquifire instead?

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