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  1. JB
    Feb 25, 2013 @ 12:05:37

    Concise def.s & good personal comments. I know it’s : magnets(type & strength) & wire(gauges & # of wraps). I’ve just started my study of PUP’s,so Thanks. I also know the wiring up of the PUP’s determines a lot but 1st….Where can I get more GOOD info on PUP basics.
    I’m in the middle of installing the 76 tone set up on my Tele w/2 4 wire hummers(so 94 tones). I want to either build or modify PUP’s to get the TONE in my head(It WoN’t Go AwAy!!) Thanks Again-JB

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  2. davidw
    Apr 10, 2013 @ 17:37:59

    Your article should have been titled ‘Buying guitar pickups – it’s impossible’.

    You simply don’t know what you are getting when you buy most pickups. As you point out, the scientific measurement that you need is not there. Everyone has a different opinion. Even one’s own tastes change.
    You really don’t know the quality of the workmanship or even if the producer is telling the truth about his products.

    I just purchased Toneshapers ($80) which lets you put in pickups without soldering. People don’t do this because it is betting against yourself, but I think it is a good idea.

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