Best Guitar Output Jacks – Which One Should I Choose?

best guitar output jacksWhat are the best output jacks? Well, that depends on what your mod or repair needs are.

If you like to modify or repair your guitar, it won’t be long before you have to do some work on the output jack. Often one of the first components to go bad, these are the most likely cause of a malfunctioning guitar. So, let’s take a look at the best guitar output jacks.

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Ceramic Disc vs Mylar Capacitors — What’s the Difference?

ceramic disc vs mylar capacitorsTaking a closer look at ceramic disc and mylar capacitors, their differences, and their affect on your tone.

If you ever plan to replace your capacitor, you will quickly find that there are many different kinds available and just as many opinions about which one is best. Here, we’ll take a look at ceramic disc vs mylar capacitors, and the differences between them.

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Seymour Duncan ST59-1 Coil Splitting

Seymour Duncan ST59-1 Coil SplittingThis time we’ll talk about modifying your guitar so you'll be able to coil split your Seymour Duncan ST59-1 pickup.

Before we get into our Seymour Duncan st59-1 coil splitting, we should talk about just what this modification is and why you may want to do it.

Coil Splitting

Coil splitting is when you use a switch to shut off one of the coils in your humbucker pickup. We split a humbucker because it gives us single coil tones, and it expands our sonic palette with a straightforward and reversible mod.

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Seymour Duncan ST59-1 Wiring Diagram

seymour duncan st59-1 wiringIn this post, we’re going to show you how to install the Seymour Duncan ST59-1 humbucker pickup into your guitar.

Seymour Duncan st59-1 wiring — let’s start with some basics: The ST59-1 is a mini-humbucker, designed as a direct replacement for the bridge pickup in a Fender Telecaster, but it will also work well in many other situations. The ST59-1 offers players hum-free operation and a thicker tone that still retains plenty of Tele Twang. This pickup is installed into your guitar using four colored conductor wires and a bare wire.

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EL34 vs 6CA7 – What is the Difference?

EL34 vs 6CA7EL34 vs 6CA7: Spoiler alert: there’s not much difference and they are, indeed, completely interchangeable.

EL34 vs 6CA7: two power tubes that can cause a lot of confusion when purchasing replacements, because they’re very similar and are, in fact, replacements for one another. They do, however have different internal designs, and they’ve changed slightly over the years.

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Capacitors vs Potentiometers – What’s the Difference?

capacitors vs potentiometersWhen thinking of Capacitors vs Potentiometers, the main difference is that capacitors filter a signal, while potentiometers are variable resistors.

Capacitors vs Potentiometers – What do the capacitors do in your circuit?

Capacitors vs Potentiometers: capacitors do many different things, but in your circuit, they are going to do two main things. First, they are going to filter any direct current from your audio signal, which is alternating current.

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DiMarzio Titan Coil Splitting

DiMarzio Titan coil splittingThis time we’re going to talk about how to wire your guitar for DiMarzio Titan coil splitting.

DiMarzio Titan Coil Splitting

Coil splitting is when you use a switch to shut off one of the two coils in a humbucker pickup. We split a humbucker because it gives us the ability to expand our tonal pallet, and allows us to achieve single coil tones from our two coil pickup. Here, we’re going to show you DiMarzio Titan coil splitting.

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ECC82 vs 12AU7 Tubes – What is the Difference?

ecc82 vs 12au7 tubesDemystifying ECC82 vs 12AU7 preamp tubes: understanding them, and also knowing how to replace them.

One of the most common problems associated with a tube amplifier is replacing a faulty tube. This is largely because there are many different types available, and many have multiple names. In this post, we are going to look at one such confusing example: the ECC82 vs 12AU7 tubes.

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Dimarzio Titan Wiring Diagram

DiMarzio Titan WiringIn this post, we'll be talking specifically about installing the DiMarzio Titan humbucker pickup into your guitar.

DiMarzio Titan Wiring

The DiMarzio Titan is Jake Bowen’s signature guitar pickup, a humbucker designed to stand out in a three-guitar environment. This humbucker has a lot of emphasis on the midrange frequencies and stays clear under high gain situations. The Titan is a high output pickup that uses a ceramic magnet, and it’s installed using four colored conductor wires and a bare wire.

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250k vs 500k Pots – What is the Difference?

250k vs 500k potsThe 250k vs 500k pots dilemma is one that often poses a challenge for guitar players.

250k vs 500k pots: what are the differences between these two popular types of potentiometers (pots), and how would you want to use each in your guitar?

One of the most common problems that guitar players face is a worn out Volume or Tone control. You can tell when one is becoming worn out by the loud, scratching sound that’s introduced into your guitar signal when you turn the potentiometer up or down. Continue reading “250k vs 500k Pots – What is the Difference?”