Thanks Fezz!

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  1. of this world

    of this world Senior Stratmaster

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    :D let's just say the irony was not lost on me.
     
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    of this world Senior Stratmaster

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    well it sure isnt grooming related!
     
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    Dibbs Senior Stratmaster

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    Credit, where credit's due.

    Good call, Fezz!
     
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    AJBaker Strat-Talker

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    Leosounds in Germany makes an unpotted set of PAF style pickups, they sound great!
     
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    thomquietwolf Dr. Stratster Silver Member

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    Do you have a why?
     
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    fezz parka fezz parka

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    For what? :)

    Unpotted pickups are livelier. Dip a 16p nail in wax until it's completely coated and let it dry. Drop it on a cement floor.
    Now drop a nail on the floor with no wax on it.

    One will be lively...one will be dull. One will ping...the other will thud.
     
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    fezz parka fezz parka

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    So does Seymour Duncan. Seth Lovers.

    So did some guy in this thread. ;)
     
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  8. Dadocaster

    Dadocaster Dr. Stratster

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    Gonna call my band Ludicrous Gain if you promise not to sue.
     
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    space Strat-O-Master

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  10. StratMike10

    StratMike10 Dr. Stratster Gold Supporting Member

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    I can totally relate. There was a time I was putting Super Distortions (or similar) on everything, it was some kind of trend. For years my humbucker guitar was useful only for a very narrow scope of what I played, I could never dial it for anything else and make it sound nice, so I ended up playing the strat instead all the time.

    Then I rediscovered the PAF humbucker and saw that it shimmers as sparkles in a way the SD can't. And I could still get monster sounds out of it if I wanted. Never had an issue with the microphonic squeal. My humbucker guitar became as versatile as the strat, so from there on I only use low impedance alnico unpotted pickups in my humbucker guitars.

    Potted buckers have their place, but that place is outside of what I enjoy playing most of the time.
     
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    ChrisD Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    The first time I ordered a Bareknuckle PAF type pickup I noticed they gave an option for potted or unpotted. I thought I'd give the unpotted a try. I'll never use a potted humbucker again if I can help it. As already said, the difference is night and day.
     
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    thomquietwolf Dr. Stratster Silver Member

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    Not that it does
    But
    Why does this happen?
    Or
    Is it one of the sweet mysteries of life
     
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    Bowmap I nose a thang or two. Platinum Supporting Member

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    Would one say the wax potting is to the windings in a pickup that palm muting is to your strings?
     
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    Electgumbo Not Of This Earth

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    This SG I got a few months ago makes a big deal out of it having unpotted pickups. I thought they all were potted or dipped to prevent micro phonics or squealing at stage volumes. They do sound good. Very lively and bright for humbuckers. I’m a real single coil guy but this SG just knocked me out….

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    Dadocaster Dr. Stratster

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    Yeeps that's sexy.
     
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    Stormy Monday Blooze daddy Silver Member

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    The two guitars I use most, Heritage 535 and Gibson Flying V have unpotted pickups.
     
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    Nadnitram Most Honored Senior Member

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    fezz parka fezz parka

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    Only as a last resort.

    My high gain is most gainster's clean :D
     
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    It's far worse.:D
     
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    fezz parka fezz parka

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    My copyright is on LudaChris Gain.

    ©LudaChris Gain LLC.
     
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