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Discussion in 'Pickups, Electronics & General Tech' started by narad, Oct 1, 2021.
Damn I totally forgot about Red Seas Fire lol
thanks for reminding me for next time I hit Spotify
Yes, for reals.
I am one of those guys who doesn't really listen to new music I'm not involved with making. And honestly I only listen to my band because I have to rehearse.
If it makes you feel better I genuinely hadn't heard of Tosin Abassi until I started hanging out here either, and again only because he has pickups with his name on. So... Successful marketing I guess.
I guess I just assumed you listened to "djent" given your user title under your username.
It's not even a new thing. That guy has been hawking gear for over a decade now. He's vintage djent at this point.
Nah man, I'm just a sucker for a pun.
Gibson has their PCB electronic boards that you can quick connect all their pickups that have their quick connect plugs. Swapping at least Gibson pickups is easy for that. But then you have Gibson dudes claiming that those sound different than solder wired electronics plus the pickups do not have the braiding outside blah blah blah!
Aside from pickup manufacturers not adhering to a single standard, aside from 50 vs 52 mm spaced pickups or some times even 48.6 mm pickups, you have all the guitar users being anal about things like that.
anyone could rig up a solder less rig with like 5 dollars worth of parts from McMaster and Carr and a crimper.
no one ever does this because no one is actually swapping 30 pairs of pickups between all of their guitars.
hell I'll teach someone how to do it. and then I'll wait like 10 years for them to actually do it.
He speaks the truth.
is djent.....is djent... Oldies now?
considering meshuggah has been doing it for like 30 years at this point then yeah
Couple of years and you'll hear Periphery, Vildhjarta, Textures, AAL, and Hacktivist on Classic Rock stations.
hahaha yeah haha
Honestly I’ll be glad when the downtuned 8 string open string chugga chugga trend dies off because it’s gotten really uninteresting and fatiguing.
I literally went full circle back to playing the heavy stuff in E standard and I’m enjoying it. E standard can still bring the Brutus if the riff is done right
True about the EMGs, I like how you can switch them around and the installation is almost like a motherboard on a computer with the plugs and pins and everything. Not totally solderless though, still had to solder them to the jack, which sucked. Cool that the cables are fully replaceable too.
When did you buy these emgs? Every set I've bought in the last 10 years have come with a solderless jack
2019...But you're right, you made me remember. It did come with a solderless jack, it just didn't fit in my guitar. I had to use one of those longer jacks.
Ah the barrel ones.
Yeah. Although I found a eBay shop who sells pre wired barrel Jack's with the emg cables and clips, so I got one of those and still went soderless haha
I'm fine with soldered pots and switches. It's something you usually only change if it fails. None of my EMG sets have had the solderless kits, since I usually buy them used and use the electronics that come with the guitar.
But that quick connect cable is a godly thing.
I can solder a pickup in in a few seconds, the ease of doing something when you're prepared isn't the case here.
Also, I find it weird that like one of the biggest "voices" your guitar has, you kinda have to shoot in the dark and try and flip and rinse and repeat until you find one you like, seems odd at how much of a crapshoot we turned pickups into, as like I've said before if they all came with a standardized plug, just like we standardized 1/4 inch ins and XLR and USB, it'd be much less intimidating(regardless of the ease of installation, the friction is what stops people from doing that).
Their kits come with jacks now too.