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.
This time we are going to provide a Seymour Duncan installation guide to help you install any model Seymour Duncan pickup. In this Seymour Duncan installation guide, you’ll find that this is a well-known brand in the guitar community because their pickups are time-tested, and they have a large selection that fits any style or genre. Artists that use Seymour Duncan pickups include Slash, Jennifer Batten, Jason Becker, Joe Bonamassa, Dimebag Darrell, Steve Harris, Yngwie Malmsteen, and many more. Continue reading “Seymour Duncan Pickups — The Ultimate Installation Guide”
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.
Lindy Fralin Modern PAF coil splitting is a simple modification. You will need to make a few solder connections, but it’s elementary work, and you can unlock a new sound.
Before You Start
In this article, we assume that your guitar is already wired up and working correctly, and that you have at least one Lindy Fralin Modern PAF installed. If you need help installing your pickups, please check out our article titled Lindy Fralin Modern PAF Wiring Diagram.
"I’ve tried to find the sweet spots of tone, that I think as a technician and as a player — and an ex-guitar salesman — just sound great. That’s what I’ve tried to encapsulate."
— Chris Charles
For Chris Charles of Resistance Pickups, there was never any path in life but music. The UK-based guitarist’s career has run the gamut, from luthier and guitar technician to touring musician — and now — world-class producer of bespoke pickups. We spoke with Chris this summer about his influences, his first concert, his first DiMarzio and the circuitous path he took to developing the Resistance Pickups brand.
This Lindy Fralin Modern PAF wiring diagram will help you install these medium output pickups, which are available in several configurations
Lindy Fralin Modern PAF pickups have a thick, warm sound that helps high notes push through the mix, preventing them from sounding thin and brittle. The lower register notes are punchy, but they don’t lose their clarity, even when using overdrive.
Installing P90s into your Gibson Les Paul is not very challenging and only requires a few hours. The components are not very expensive, and experimentation is possible without breaking the bank
Since Gibson Les Pauls are top-rated guitars, some of the most famous guitarists use them. The P90 pickup is the Gibson version of a single-coil, and it’s a popular style to use in the Les Paul. As a single coil, it’s subject to noise just as ordinary single coils are but because of its design, it sounds a little warmer. In this coverage of the Les Paul P90 wiring, we’ll begin with the code, take a look at a typical diagram, then review the required components. Continue reading “Les Paul P90 Wiring Diagram”