There are many brands of guitar shielding paint & tape available for purchase, and they are both relatively inexpensive. We are going to take a close look at each to see if one is any better than the other when used as an RF filter to reduce the static and hiss present in your guitar signal, especially when using single-coil pickups.
If you’re looking to shield your guitar from RF interference to reduce the amount of hiss present in your signal, we’re about to show you an inexpensive way to make DIY guitar shielding paint that looks great and gets the job done. There are many brands of premade shielding paint available, as well as several metal tapes that work well, as shields.
Today we’ll discuss our Lollar pickup installation guide, to help you install any type of pick up that Lollar creates. Whether it be single-coils, vintage P90s, or modern humbuckers, we have you covered. This easy reference explains which wires go where, and includes illustrations that will make the instructions even easier to follow.
This time we are going to illustrate a DiMarzio Bluesbucker wiring diagram, to guide you through an installation of this unique humbucker. The Bluesbucker sounds like a P90, so you get the vintage tone in a silent, humbucker design. It uses technology that helps the pickup see narrower string window than standard humbuckers, which makes it a little more responsive to your playing. Continue reading “DiMarzio Bluesbucker Wiring Diagram”
In this guide, we are going to show you how to wire any DiMarzio pickup into any style guitar. We’ll cover everything from a single coil to a humbucker, so you can use it as the ultimate DiMarzio Installation Guide. If you like DiMarzio pickups and see yourself installing different models, this guide is for you. Continue reading “DiMarzio — The Ultimate Installation Guide”
Today, we’re going to talk about the bass rolloff modification, which changes the way a standard tone control operates. Ordinarily, when you turn the tone control, you roll off the high-end frequencies, and the tone becomes warmer. With this modification, we are going to reverse that, so when you turn the tone control, you roll off the low frequencies, and the tone will become brighter.
In a recent article, we discussed a guitar modification called the Lindy Fralin partial tap resistor. This alters the pickup splitting modification to allow you to use it with weaker pickups. Without this modification, you might not ordinarily split a low output pickup because the volume dropoff would be too great. Continue reading “Partial Tap Resistor – Advanced Techniques”
This time we have a Wolfetone Installation Guide that will show you how to install any model Wolfetone in your guitar. We’ll cover every type of pickup from vintage P90s, to the modern-day high output humbucker. Wolfetone began making high-quality pickups in 1998 on a single Singer sewing machine. Today, it’s a vast company making every type of pickup.
Seymour Duncan SM3 coil splitting is a beginner level modification that requires very few tools and only costs a few dollars
This time we are going to talk about Seymour Duncan SM3 coil splitting. Splitting a humbucker is a beginner level modification that requires very few tools and only costs a few dollars. The Seymour Duncan SM3 is a mini-humbucker, but it has all of the same properties that a full-sized humbucker has, and you can split it in the same way. Continue reading “Seymour Duncan SM3 Coil Splitting”
Let’s discuss Seymour Duncan SM3 wiring and how you can install this miniature humbucker in your guitar. The SM3 features two overwound coils with a high carbon steel blade in each. The steel blades help provide a more even output during string bends, and it eliminates misalignment. It uses an Alnico 5 bar magnet for extra strength and warmth.