We want to share a reader question with you concerning a custom-designed guitar with two output jacks. The reader wants to install a balance control to plug each output jack into a different amp and use the balance to control each.
Keep reading to see how we solve this problem, and as always, if you know a better way, please let us know.
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This time around, we’re going to discuss a Seymour Duncan BG1400 wiring diagram. The Seymour Duncan BG1400 Is a direct replacement for the standard Fender Telecaster bridge pickup. Unlike the standard single-coil pickup, the BG 1400 is a humbucker. It features two overwound coils for hotter output, and since it’s a humbucker, it’s much quieter than the standard. It also uses Alnico 5 magnets for more attack, and it’s wax potted to help reduce microphonic noise.
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So you finally have a boatload of effects pedals to play around with and a beautiful pedalboard to mount them on…
Now comes the difficult part — figuring out what order to put your pedals in.
After hundreds of gigs and studio sessions over the years, not to mention many hours of arduous experimentation, I have landed on a pedal order that simply works.
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This time we are going to provide a DiMarzio EJ Custom wiring diagram, to help you get this great-sounding humbucker installed into your guitar. The DiMarzio EJ Custom is a pickup designed to the exacting specifications of well-known guitar virtuoso Eric Johnson. Continue reading “Dimarzio EJ Custom Wiring Diagram”
One of the ultimate pleasures of being a guitarist is setting up your pedalboard. Whether you’re new to the realm of guitar or a veteran shredder, curating a solid set of stompboxes can pave the way for tons of creativity. Continue reading “Crafting a KILLER Pedalboard With 7 Pedals”
If you are in the market for a new guitar cord, you might have some questions about which brand makes the best guitar cable. Join us, as we take an in-depth look at the different things that make one guitar cable better than the next. We’ll discuss length, materials, capacitance, and more, so you can make an educated selection. We’ll help you with your decision on the best guitar cable, so you can make the best purchase. Continue reading “Best Guitar Cable – Which One Should I Choose?”
Since we talk about shielding electric guitars so much at Humbucker Soup, it’s very common for us to get questions about acoustic guitars and whether or not they need to be shielded from RF and electromagnetic fields as well. Join us now while we take a look at acoustic guitar shielding and what methods, if any, you might use to accomplish it.
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This time, we’re going to talk about wiring Kent Armstrong humbucker pickups to one volume, one tone, and one DPDT toggle switch. The Kent Armstrong brand features many different models of fantastic sounding pickups for electric and acoustic guitars. The humbuckers utilize a unique design to help them achieve highly sought-after tones.
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This time we’ll take a look at our ultimate Bare Knuckle Installation Guide, which will include a complete range of pickups. Single-coils, humbuckers, and P90s will all be covered, and with the help of this article, you’ll be able to install any Bare Knuckle pickup into your guitar with ease.
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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.
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