Try this reversible modification to your guitar with the DiMarzio Fast Track 2, to experience some new sounds.
If you’re looking to get some fresh sounds from your guitar, a DiMarzio Fast Track 2 coil splitting is a great way to go. Coil splitting is when you use a switch to shut off one of the coils in your humbucker pickup to unlock single-coil tones from your humbucker. The sound will be brighter in tone, but there will also be a sharp drop in output gain, and the pickup will lose its humbucking qualities.
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This time we’re going to talk about coil splitting and how to modify your guitar so that you can split your SH-4 JB pickup.
For this post we will be talking about a Seymour Duncan SH-4 JB coil splitting, but first some basics: Coil splitting is strictly a humbucker modification. A humbucker pickup usually uses two coils in its operation, but we can use a switch to turn one of them off. Splitting the humbucker this way will cause a drop in output volume, but it will give us access to single coil tones. Single coil tones are typically brighter and more precise than the warm and smooth humbucker.
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Here’s a quick buyer’s guide on conductive paint that should help if you’re trying to eliminate outside interference.
If you have decided that it’s time to shield your guitar, to cut down on electromagnetic interference, you might be surprised at the number of different products that have sprung up to accomplish that task. The old fashioned ways are still there. You can still shield your guitar with aluminum foil or copper tape, but conductive guitar shielding paint is becoming more and more popular.
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Reduce most of the noise in your signal by switching to shielded wire.
If you’d like to know more about how to use shielded guitar wire, this is a good place to start. We’ll help you decide if this insulated wire is the right thing to use for your situation, and we’ll show you how to install it.
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Our chat with a resourceful electronics expert who provides custom-ordered wiring harnesses that you can easily install into your guitar.
In this post we’re going to focus on one of our readers who has his own guitar-based business; Anthony Turco. Anthony is the founder of Ampturco Guitar Werks, a business that makes drop-in wiring harnesses for your guitar.
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Covering the pros and cons of each type of nut, so you can decide which is best for you.
Graphite vs plastic vs bone nuts: one of the best ways of improving your guitar’s tone is by changing its nut. The cheap nut that is used in so many guitars will rob you of your sparkling high end and your sustain. But, when it comes to deciding on a replacement, you’ll find that there are quite a few different types, and making a choice can be difficult.
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Open up your tonal possibilities with a DiMarzio Fast Track 2 mini humbucker.
In this article, we’re going to talk about DiMarzio Fast Track 2 wiring for your guitar. The DiMarzio Fast Track 2 is a mini humbucker that uses two blades instead of steel posts in its design. The Fast Track 2 has a much higher output gain than that of the Fast Track 1. It’s an excellent choice for the bridge position, and it’s said to sound similar to DiMarzio’s top-rated Super Distortion pickup.
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In this post, we’re going to show you how to install the Seymour Duncan SH-4 JB humbucker pickup into your guitar.
In the Seymour Duncan SH-4 JB wiring that we’ll be doing, the pickup is installed using four colored conductor wires and a bare wire. The SH-4JB is a humbucker that uses balanced coil configuration to produce improved harmonics with just the right blend of sustain and distortion. It’s a high-output, versatile pickup that sounds very good in the Neck and Bridge positions.
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Expand your tonal possibilities by installing the Seymour Duncan SH-2N Jazz Model humbucker pickup into your guitar.
The Seymour Duncan SH-2N Jazz is a humbucker, with a clean and articulate tone that’s perfect for fast runs. Used as a neck pickup, it is an excellent match for many of the brand’s bridge pickups . For our Seymour Duncan SH-2N Jazz wiring installation, we’ll use four different colored conductor wires and a bare wire.
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Using a Fender Telecaster as a model, we'll install pickups and create a 2 pickup guitar wiring diagram.
Today we are going to cover installing pickups into a two-pickup guitar and creating a 2 pickup guitar wiring diagram. So, to start, we’ll demonstrate by modeling our guitar circuit after the Fender Telecaster, which uses two pickups, one volume, one tone control, and one three-way switch.
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