Ceramic Disc vs Mylar Capacitors — What’s the Difference?

ceramic disc vs mylar capacitorsTaking a closer look at ceramic disc and mylar capacitors, their differences, and their affect on your tone.

If you ever plan to replace your capacitor, you will quickly find that there are many different kinds available and just as many opinions about which one is best. Here, we’ll take a look at ceramic disc vs mylar capacitors, and the differences between them.

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Seymour Duncan ST59-1 Coil Splitting

Seymour Duncan ST59-1 Coil SplittingThis time we’ll talk about modifying your guitar so you'll be able to coil split your Seymour Duncan ST59-1 pickup.

Before we get into our Seymour Duncan st59-1 coil splitting, we should talk about just what this modification is and why you may want to do it.

Coil Splitting

Coil splitting is when you use a switch to shut off one of the coils in your humbucker pickup. We split a humbucker because it gives us single coil tones, and it expands our sonic palette with a straightforward and reversible mod.

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Seymour Duncan ST59-1 Wiring Diagram

seymour duncan st59-1 wiringIn this post, we’re going to show you how to install the Seymour Duncan ST59-1 humbucker pickup into your guitar.

Seymour Duncan st59-1 wiring — let’s start with some basics: The ST59-1 is a mini-humbucker, designed as a direct replacement for the bridge pickup in a Fender Telecaster, but it will also work well in many other situations. The ST59-1 offers players hum-free operation and a thicker tone that still retains plenty of Tele Twang. This pickup is installed into your guitar using four colored conductor wires and a bare wire.

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DiMarzio Titan Coil Splitting

DiMarzio Titan coil splittingThis time we’re going to talk about how to wire your guitar for DiMarzio Titan coil splitting.

DiMarzio Titan Coil Splitting

Coil splitting is when you use a switch to shut off one of the two coils in a humbucker pickup. We split a humbucker because it gives us the ability to expand our tonal pallet, and allows us to achieve single coil tones from our two coil pickup. Here, we’re going to show you DiMarzio Titan coil splitting.

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Dimarzio Titan Wiring Diagram

DiMarzio Titan WiringIn this post, we'll be talking specifically about installing the DiMarzio Titan humbucker pickup into your guitar.

DiMarzio Titan Wiring

The DiMarzio Titan is Jake Bowen’s signature guitar pickup, a humbucker designed to stand out in a three-guitar environment. This humbucker has a lot of emphasis on the midrange frequencies and stays clear under high gain situations. The Titan is a high output pickup that uses a ceramic magnet, and it’s installed using four colored conductor wires and a bare wire.

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250k vs 500k Pots – What is the Difference?

250k vs 500k potsThe 250k vs 500k pots dilemma is one that often poses a challenge for guitar players.

250k vs 500k pots: what are the differences between these two popular types of potentiometers (pots), and how would you want to use each in your guitar?

One of the most common problems that guitar players face is a worn out Volume or Tone control. You can tell when one is becoming worn out by the loud, scratching sound that’s introduced into your guitar signal when you turn the potentiometer up or down. Continue reading “250k vs 500k Pots – What is the Difference?”

DiMarzio IGNO Coil Splitting

DiMarzio IGNO coil splittingIn this post, we'll talk about a DiMarzio IGNO coil splitting modification.

What is Coil Splitting ?

Before we actually get into our DiMarzio IGNO coil splitting, a word or two on just what this modification is. Coil splitting is when you wire a humbucker pickup to a switch that shuts off one of its two coils. We do this because it gives us the ability to expand our sonic range and get single coil tones from our two-coil pickup.
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Dimarzio IGNO Wiring Diagram

dimarzio igno wiringIn this post, we're going to show you how to wire your new DiMarzio IGNO pickup into your guitar.

The DiMarzio IGNO is a new humbucker pickup developed for Polyphia guitarist Scott LePage, and in this post we’re going to show you DiMarzio IGNO wiring for your guitar. This pickup features DiMarzio’s patented dual-resonance design and scatter-wound coils, and it uses Alnico 8 magnets for greater output.
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Humbucker Pickup Splitting — Which Switch to Use

humbucker pickup splittingWhen it comes to humbucker pickup splitting, here’s what you need to know about what kind of switch to use.

Guitarists are always looking for ways to coax new and exciting tones from their guitars. One great approach is humbucker pickup splitting, which means using a switch to turn off one of the two coils in the pickup, causing it to sound and act more like a single coil pickup. Continue reading “Humbucker Pickup Splitting — Which Switch to Use”

Lindy Fralin Pickup Phase — What’s the Deal?

lindy fralin pickup phaseIf you’ve just installed a Lindy Fralin pickup, but the sound you’re getting is not quite what you expected, the problem could be with your pickup’s phase.

Why are my Lindy Fralin Pickups out of phase?

Is your newly installed Lindy Fralin pickup phase giving you problems? One of the most common problems a guitarist faces when purchasing new pups is getting the phase right. Continue reading “Lindy Fralin Pickup Phase — What’s the Deal?”