Sunday, 24 March 2019
I want to talk about this pickup I have had amoung my collection of guitar electronic bits and pieces for a very long time. It's a Fender humbucker measuring 10.65k ohms that, as best as I can work out, was made sometime in the 1970s. I've been told by musicians that some pickups of the same model are better than others. This is entirely possible given the conditions under which these things were manufactured (possibly variable quality control, pressures of mass production and so on). Anyway, this pickup is a lovely one. I had it in my first solid-body electric made from a Jarrah slab and a 2 by 4. Not a great looking guitar and it ended up as firewood, but it sounded great, with sparkling trebles and a deep, tight bass. So I was thinking today I need to put his in a guitar. I have no idea what type of guitar yet, but I'm open to suggestions.