Today we are going to create a Gibson 61 wiring diagram. The pickup for the Gibson 61 is a humbucker that has one slightly overwound coil that creates a unique tone, compared to other humbuckers. These pickups are reverse Burstbusters, which you might be familiar with. They are also quite similar to the Gibson ’59 Tribute and the Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates.
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”
Replacing the pickups in this iconic guitar is a snap with this Les Paul wiring diagram
Today we’ll look at the Gibson Les Paul wiring diagram so you can use it as a reference when installing new pickups or changing a component because of wear. There are many different brands of pickups you can install into your guitar, and once you know the wiring code of the pickup, the rest of the installation is the same.
Shielding a Gibson SG Guitar is a strait forward modification that will help minimize interference in your signal
In this post, we are going to take a look at shielding a Gibson SG guitar. The Gibson SG is one of the easiest guitars to shield because they usually have two humbucking pickups that eliminate most of the noise. Continue reading “Shielding a Gibson SG Guitar”
The Mini Humbucker versus Firebird question is a popular one. Learn the difference between these two vintage style pickups.
There are so many different kinds of pickups available that it can become difficult to dig through the ever-growing pile to choose the best one for your guitar. Continue reading “Mini Humbucker Versus Firebird Guitar Pickups: What is the Difference Between Them?”
Guitar pickups that transformed both my playing and my tone.
This is a celebration of my favorite guitar pickups. The title may seem a bit much, but it is true; these pickups absolutely changed my playing style as well as my tone. I am a bit of a pickup nut. At one point I owned over 100 different pickups, but had only about a dozen or so in a guitar. This is a pretty clear indication of obsessive compulsive disorder. But, at the same time, there are many worse ways of spending one’s time and money.
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Mini Humbucker pickups offer you the best of both worlds; they are humbucking (i.e. no 60-cycle hum), they are capable of great chime and clarity when you play clean, and when you use a lot of drive, they sound fantiastic. They will never sound quite the same as a full-sized humbucker, but they have a fullness and grit all their own. You really have to experiment with Mini Humbucker pickups and find the ones that are best for you, but it is worth the effort.
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