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I think what you are noticing is quite the same with trying to use speaker cables for guitars and vice versa. A friend of mine had this terrible high frequency noise coming from his studio monitors. So much so, that my ocd kicked in and instead of recording my track, I started chasing down the noise. What did I find? He was using guitar cables for his monitor leads (they're both 1/4" plug so what's the difference was his logic). After going to my cord bag and hooking up an actual pair of speaker cables to his monitors the noise disappeared and I was able to concentrate on playing. I have noticed that you can get that same high pitched noise when practicing through headphones. I also think, like someone else said, that it is a capacitive induced noise that is from being in proximity to other things (computers, headphones being close to your pickups, cordless phones). When I was a phone technician I would see this phenomenon often. Especially in aerial cables.

It's hard to tell on Youtube as they compress everything SO much.

I have a HWY 1 Strat with a JB jr. in the bridge that is getting the HB2 in the middle and neck. I think the extra midrange content will blend well the the tiny JB. I am also going to try it in my Splattercaster in the bridge.

News & New Guys / Re: Ibanez Fan - Peru
« on: December 31, 2020, 12:21:17 pm »

News & New Guys / Re: New Moderator
« on: December 31, 2020, 12:20:44 pm »
i would say welcome, but Stephen is a regular here, so congrats! I know he'll do a great job of it.

Gear Closet / Re: So I have a few delays and swirly things
« on: December 31, 2020, 12:01:52 pm »
Nothing wrong with chorus, or Boss. In fact, they will have to pry my BF-2 circa 1985 out of my cold, dead hands. I'm gonna have to get a Super Chorus for my low tech pedal board to compliment my Afterglow. I also have a rack (AdA MP1 and Digitech Studio 100) and the ADA chorus gets used a LOT.

News & New Guys / Re: Happy Holidays!
« on: December 31, 2020, 11:53:00 am »
A belated Merry Christmas, and an  on time Happy New Year. I think we ALL will be glad to have 2020 in the rear view.

News & New Guys / Re: Big Server Update!
« on: December 31, 2020, 11:51:45 am »
Just came back after a hiatus and can say with absolution that my post upload much quicker. Thanks for all of your hard work.

Center Stage / It's a little after Christmas but...
« on: December 31, 2020, 11:44:43 am »
So I was in the middle of recording a Christmas album when we had a terrible health scare with my wife. Thankfully she is home and doing great. So I only got one song done, and it's late. It's a medley of Amazing Grace and Greensleeves. I had already posted a rough one of Amazing Grace but wholly inteded to have it go straight into Greensleeves. So after much time (we had a pipe burst and destroyed our floors 2 wks after Debbie came home from the hospital which resulted in everything going into the studio for the estimates/repairs-when it rains.....) Merry Belated Christmas and Happy New Year. May 2021 PLEEEEEAAAAASSSSE in no way, shape, or form resemble 2020 (although for those of us who are old enough to remember, the original Mad Max was based in the year 2021-guess I shouldn't have put that out there in the universe).

Here it is:

Center Stage / Re: Deck the Halls with Metal!
« on: December 31, 2020, 11:42:13 am »
Love it.

The Pickup Place / Re: pickups for my esp E2 s2
« on: December 31, 2020, 11:33:22 am »
Have you thought about trying a 250k pots before scrapping the SH4/SH2? They were really designed to run on 250k pots as one memeber pointed out to me when I had a similar situation with almost the exact same tonewood combo. The 250K really settled down that harsh spike on the JB. That being said, like others have mentioned, the Tone Zone would be a good great bridge pickup. I think the online rep it has for being a mud bomb are really unwarranted as I have had great results with it and found it to articulate pretty nicely while still having some umph.

I almost forgot. That is one beautiful guitar, mate.

The Pickup Place / Re: my experience with two Dimarzios and maybe advice
« on: December 31, 2020, 11:28:45 am »
I agree with the Norton or the Fred. I think what you are experiencing is the different resonant peaks of two different pickups. Both the Fred and the Norton really pick up with upper harmonics well. I don't think you could go wrong with either one.

The Pickup Place / Re: Chimey Humbuckers?
« on: December 31, 2020, 11:25:58 am »
I would hazard a guess that the amp was set pretty bright (possibly with the bright switch on). I think there are a few more things coming into play than just the pickups. I have played a Govan signature and found it to be, for lack of a better term, "balanced". At least through what I played it through in person.

Have you given the Gravity storm a listen?

I only checked one retailer besides DiMarzio, but it appears to be around $7-$10.

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