Seymour Duncan SM3 Coil Splitting

Seymour Duncan SM3 coil splittingSeymour 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”

Seymour Duncan SM3 Wiring Diagram (Seymourized Mini Humbucker)

seymour duncan sm3 wiring

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.

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Mini Humbucker Versus Firebird Guitar Pickups: What is the Difference Between Them?

Mini Humbucker versus FirebirdThe 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 Changed My Life

guitar pickupsGuitar 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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What Are the Best Mini Humbucker Guitar Pickups?

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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