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I hate Humbucker Pickups...

Discussion in 'Other Guitar Discussion' started by sadmoodyfrazier, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. sadmoodyfrazier

    sadmoodyfrazier Strat-Talker

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    I mean... there is no way to let them play evenly between neck and bridge. The neck is always louder. On a Strat you take the stock measurements, tune the pickup heights and you are done. The pickups are balanced. On these ****in Les Pauls and SGs you always have one pickup that sounds louder than the other. I can't stand it.
     
  2. albala

    albala Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    raising and lowering humbuckers can work wonders towards balancing them too
     
  3. The Strat Dude

    The Strat Dude Posy rules! Strat-Talk Supporter

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    confused, but that is normal for me. I like buckers.
     
  4. sadmoodyfrazier

    sadmoodyfrazier Strat-Talker

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    I'm sorry... I could not resist:

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  5. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Senior Stratmaster

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    I just balanced two humbuckers and a Duncan Quarter Pounder single coil in my Steinberger, by adjusting the heights. Here's what they look like now:

    photo001.jpg
     
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  6. sadmoodyfrazier

    sadmoodyfrazier Strat-Talker

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    On my Steinberger are quite balanced. They are totally unbalanced with the center single coil, obviously. But there is no way to balance the volumes on gibson ones.
     
  7. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Senior Stratmaster

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    That's the reason I put the Quarter Pounder in the center pickup position. As you can see in the photo, its output is higher than the humbuckers!
     
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  8. sadmoodyfrazier

    sadmoodyfrazier Strat-Talker

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    I know. I think I've read your post when you did it.
     
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    pazman6 Senior Stratmaster

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    Les Pauls have a volume and tone knob for each pickup. Turn the neck pickup down. I personally never use the neck pickup.
     
  10. jtees4

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    You got the correct answer there, works great on Gibson types.
     
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    thomquietwolf Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    And

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  12. rafasounds

    rafasounds Senior Stratmaster

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    I don't encounter this problem on my Les Paul. I might be doing something wrong.
     
  13. CalicoSkies

    CalicoSkies Senior Stratmaster

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    Don't Les Pauls and SGs have separate volume & tone controls for each pickup? I thought those controls would let you balance the volumes of their pickups.
     
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    hornpiper Senior Stratmaster

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    I love singles and buckers. I always have both, and there's a place for both if you like them. If raising lowering doesn't work, then, like others have mentioned in above posts, use the volume knob, sensibly provided for each pickup on most bucker equipped guitars, that for sure will make them equal.
     
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    abnormaltoy Mouth breathin' knuckle dragger Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I love Humbuckers...on Gibsons and clones thereof.

    I like Single coils on Gibson...and Fenders.
     
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    on ST we try and not deal with logic
     
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    Stratoman10 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I have three humbuckers guitars. I don't have those issues
     
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    nederemer Senior Stratmaster

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    Not really sure what you're talking about. I don't have this problem with my sg or my lp.

    Can you operate a screwdriver ? I mean lower the poles also... come on dude.
     
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  20. Seymour Duncan

    Seymour Duncan Senior Stratmaster

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    I've honestly never experienced this, unless you specifically put unbalanced pickups in the same guitar and never adjusted them.
     
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