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Discussion in 'Pre-CBS Strats (before 1966)' started by sikoniko, Oct 14, 2017.
I know this is old but the first sounds like formvar.
Are we really doing this?
DON'T DO IT, Simon!! The tractional difference will alter the way you step on the pedals and, poof, there goes your tone...................
Clearly the one with Formvar is the one that sounds like the one with formvar. Everyone knows that Fezz.
Ha! That's actually right.
If I wasn't I need to quit winding.
From a technical view there is a difference which leads to a bit stronger resonance peak with enamel, also at a slightly different frequency. Under ideal conditions (high enough input impedance of the following device in the signal chain, not too much distortion etc.) you might be able to hear this, why not. It is however a very subtle difference.
But judging from a video with different Strats (two have enamel, one formvar, which sounds better) does NOT make any sense as each Strat sounds different from each other anyway. In this case the sound difference between the wood, the kind of metal for the bridge, even the finish... is definitely much bigger than what comes from enamel or formvar.
You'd really have to do a video with the same guitar, same strings, everything the same, playing exactly the same licks (which is maybe impossible?) to judge the difference between the pickup wire.
Which was my point. It's the sum of everything, not just the wire. Hell, they'd sound different with some else playing them. You have a 33.33% percent chance of getting it right.
Formvar vs. Enamel. An exercise in minutia of the most insignificant kind. Coming to a theater near you December 15th.
I actually have both types in the same guitar. One of my strats has a Don Mare "Junior Watson" set which comes with formvar neck & middle and enamel bridge. I would have never known had I not looked at the specs on Don's website. Guys like that know which factor affects what in the overall equation, but my ears are only refined enough to tell me whether I like the end result or not.