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Discussion in 'Pickup Forum' started by ilovenoise, Jan 9, 2021.
You're a bad man. A VERY bad man.
I haven't bothered to open up my Suhr, but yeppers, the darned thing (SCII) works great!!!
Yeah..you noticed that too huh?
I thought the site listed $249 AUD which converts to about $200 USD. Is that incorrect?
Anyway I paid about $70 for an EHX Humdebugger than can pretty much take the hum out of any set of pickups if exposed to noise interference on a gig.
And since I never play seated at my computer, and somewhat surprised others so, that's never a problem for me either.
The conversion seems right but dayum! That seems like a real ripoff at that price..maybe $20....tops.
There are times I like the sound of my normal single coils better than the Suhr, but it seems closer to me than any of the “noiseless” or hum canceling pickups out there. So much so that I would consider selling my EJ Strat to get another Suhr Strat.
Since you can never have too many conspiracy theories.
this video is from 2013, complete with Australian accent
The Suhr SCII isn't in the p/u's. You can replace Suhr p/u's with any after market p/u and enjoy the silence just the same.
I would have expected maybe $50 tops especially since it's not something that can be shared by several guitars the way a pedal can.
I know from posts made here that a whole lot of our brothers from "down under" own more than one single coil equipped guitar.
That's a whole lot of $$$ to pay to noise proof just one guitar. It's pricing is obviously based on what it does as opposed to what it is which IMHO ain't much.
Dave??? Dave's not here man.
I know how the Suhr works, but I do think it colors the sound a little. Even though it is a coil, electrically it becomes an air core inductor.
Whatever it does I like it!
Have you tried different p/u's with it?
Ahh sure, but to me it seemed like Phishing right out of the gate, just from the language and I don't like noise canceling devices either. IE tone suckers. Single coils are easily tamed. Signal to noise ratio is usually not a problem. While you're playing, the guitar signal is way louder than the noise floor. Roll volume down when not playing. Mute with a pedal. Then rock! ...posted from Orbit.
Nope. I like the Suhr as it came from the factory. I might try the Ilitch BPNCS on one of my other Strats to see the difference. That system has different coils to match different pickup strengths. Along with trim pots. I have a Strat with really hot single coil pickups (think hot P90 winds in a Strat/Tele package) that is difficult to use at my church because of stray EMI on the stage. It would be interesting to see the differences.
That struck me too.
It's just another take on the Illitch, a dummy coil that has a low series resistance, but a high inductance with the help of a wide coil area. That thing looks like it might be easy to make, DIY. The former doesn't look much different from duct tape. I don't know how many turns of wire it requires, but that could be figured out with an LCR meters. If the pickup it's canceling against is 2.5 henries, then you'd want the dummy coil to be about the same. There might be complications that a person doesn't discover until they try it for themselves, but on the surface it looks fairly simple.
And they even have a different version for models with RWRP... one end (2 wires) of the dummy still grounds to the volume pot, but the middle pickup has its own dummy coil.
This type of dimmy coil works better because, unlike a stacked humbucker, the load it imposes on the working pickup is rather small. The illitch system is probably a little better since it has a larger coil, though. This one looks more user friendly.
I made and tested my own cheap,"Dummy Coil" noise reduction on a Strat years ago. It did however affect the sound which I didn't like. It added a hard to describe papery treble effect to to the Top-End.
It's cheap and pretty easy to do. Just buy the cheapest single coil Ceramic Strat pickup you can find off eBay and remove the bar magnet/s or pole pieces and use the coil.
I seem to remember that SRV had this done to his Guitar/s many years ago.
I went back to just good screening and when required a noise-gate.