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Re: Middle and Neck Pickup Location on 24 fret Guitar vs. ot

 by drewfx ¦  Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:38 pm ¦  Forum: Guitar Building and Mods ¦  Topic: Middle and Neck Pickup Location on 24 fret Guitar vs. others ¦  Replies: 16 ¦  Views: 4490

The harmonic is only above the pole piece when the string is played open. Once you fret it, the harmonic locations move up. This makes believing harmonic points are a magic location for a PU quite silly for anyone who doesn't plan on only playing open strings.

Re: Middle and Neck Pickup Location on 24 fret Guitar vs. ot

 by vwjodyme ¦  Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:17 am ¦  Forum: Guitar Building and Mods ¦  Topic: Middle and Neck Pickup Location on 24 fret Guitar vs. others ¦  Replies: 16 ¦  Views: 4490

intreresting stuff. i just looked at my sg after reading this and the 24th fret harmonic is between the neck and the pickup(there is a space), but looking at pics of LPs online it does look like it would fall right over the poles of the pickup.

Re: Middle and Neck Pickup Location on 24 fret Guitar vs. ot

 by barefootdave ¦  Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:05 am ¦  Forum: Guitar Building and Mods ¦  Topic: Middle and Neck Pickup Location on 24 fret Guitar vs. others ¦  Replies: 16 ¦  Views: 4490

I have often found Ed's articles to be interesting reading, but the passage quoted appears to me to be in direct contradiction with what I see in the above diagrams. I also happen to like the sound of the neck HB on 22 fret guitars, but that has nothing to do with my observation about the discrepanc...

Re: Middle and Neck Pickup Location on 24 fret Guitar vs. ot

 by Cmnaround ¦  Sun Sep 09, 2012 5:48 pm ¦  Forum: Guitar Building and Mods ¦  Topic: Middle and Neck Pickup Location on 24 fret Guitar vs. others ¦  Replies: 16 ¦  Views: 4490

... what I read online. http://www.edroman.com/techarticles/22vs24.htm "I prefer 24 frets, for a lot of reasons, the most important being, the rhythm pickup has to be installed off axis where the 24th fret would normally fall.  On a 22 fret neck the pickup sits directly over the 24th fret harmonic ...

Re: Middle and Neck Pickup Location on 24 fret Guitar vs. ot

 by BJolley ¦  Sat Sep 08, 2012 11:21 pm ¦  Forum: Guitar Building and Mods ¦  Topic: Middle and Neck Pickup Location on 24 fret Guitar vs. others ¦  Replies: 16 ¦  Views: 4490

That PRS graphic provides a great visual example. Here is one from Warmoth, too, showing the difference in location between a "standard" neck humbucker and one with the 24 fret option. Not sure why I never really caught on to this before...

http://www.warmoth.com/Options/images/24fretpocket.jpg

Re: Middle and Neck Pickup Location on 24 fret Guitar vs. ot

 by Jon S. ¦  Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:20 am ¦  Forum: Guitar Building and Mods ¦  Topic: Middle and Neck Pickup Location on 24 fret Guitar vs. others ¦  Replies: 16 ¦  Views: 4490

in relation to the bridge, the location of Wolf's (and presumably Tiger's, Rosebud's, etc.) northern coil on the middle P/U is really closer to the location of the southern coils on the shorter fretboard guitars that mount the middle and ...

Re: Middle and Neck Pickup Location on 24 fret Guitar vs. ot

 by Jon S. ¦  Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:07 am ¦  Forum: Guitar Building and Mods ¦  Topic: Middle and Neck Pickup Location on 24 fret Guitar vs. others ¦  Replies: 16 ¦  Views: 4490

A 25" scale PRS but I like how the gif illustrates the differences.

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Re: Middle and Neck Pickup Location on 24 fret Guitar vs. ot

 by waldo041 ¦  Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:58 pm ¦  Forum: Guitar Building and Mods ¦  Topic: Middle and Neck Pickup Location on 24 fret Guitar vs. others ¦  Replies: 16 ¦  Views: 4490

jerry's middle humbucker with the coil cut neckside is almost exactly in the same spot as a stratocasters middle pickup? it has to do with harmonic nodes.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guitar_harmonics

~waldo

Middle and Neck Pickup Location on 24 fret Guitar vs. others

 by BJolley ¦  Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:21 pm ¦  Forum: Guitar Building and Mods ¦  Topic: Middle and Neck Pickup Location on 24 fret Guitar vs. others ¦  Replies: 16 ¦  Views: 4490

... a compression of the pickups on Wolf that really shifts the neck and middle pickups down toward the bridge. Thus, in relation to the bridge, the location of Wolf's (and presumably Tiger's, Rosebud's, etc.) northern coil on the middle P/U is really closer to the location of the southern coils ...

Re: My Search/Jerry Strat Pickups

 by claytushaywood ¦  Sat Dec 03, 2011 11:21 am ¦  Forum: Jerry Tone ¦  Topic: My Search/Jerry Strat Pickups ¦  Replies: 95 ¦  Views: 20857

... and less mud from my experience I finally got my D. Allen CS Voodoo 69 pickups installed!!! While I was at it I shielded the heck out of my guitar. ... but it really only took me a day and a half to remember what every location is. check it out- search "deaf eddie chroma caster" he makes a bunch ...

Re: Middle Super 2 direction?

 by mijknahs ¦  Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:16 pm ¦  Forum: Jerry Tone ¦  Topic: Middle Super 2 direction? ¦  Replies: 25 ¦  Views: 1573

... or the other. When I first installed a Super II in an old PRS EG, the location was a little closer to the neck than where it would be in the Tiger ... yes, you can choose which coil is tapped depending on how you wire the pickup and switch. Like I said, I had the switch wired so that it switched ...

Re: Middle Super 2 direction?

 by TI4-1009 ¦  Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:40 pm ¦  Forum: Jerry Tone ¦  Topic: Middle Super 2 direction? ¦  Replies: 25 ¦  Views: 1573

... it. :smile: :smile: :smile: Well... the way I see it, if you have the pickup oriented the same righty or lefty- say wire end "down", and you run ... to the cut switch, then the active coil won't be in exactly the same location in both guitars. If it's the coil closest to the bridge on the righty ...

Re: Play Chords & Rhythm Like Jerry?

 by gr8fullfred ¦  Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:55 am ¦  Forum: The Think Tank ¦  Topic: Play Chords & Rhythm Like Jerry? ¦  Replies: 20 ¦  Views: 10453

... get that almost Bobby sound for just a couple of shots. Also moves the location of the pick striking the strings closer to the neck pickup (I think) Are we insane for studying this guy for nearly 20 years after his death?

Re: The Ultimate John Kahn Bass

 by Phil Lesh101 ¦  Sun Jun 12, 2011 8:59 am ¦  Forum: Phil Sound ¦  Topic: The Ultimate John Kahn Bass ¦  Replies: 32 ¦  Views: 6581

... stock and then in 1978-1981 he had a 1958 sunburst P with a DiMarzio pickup and Leo Quan Badass II bridge. Then in the 1982-83 he used a G&L L2000 ... is an EMG, with the pole pieces in a P configuration and in the exact P location. I made this overlay pic in Photoshop with a pic of a Fender P ...

Re: The Ultimate John Kahn Bass

 by Rusty the Scoob ¦  Sun Jun 12, 2011 8:31 am ¦  Forum: Phil Sound ¦  Topic: The Ultimate John Kahn Bass ¦  Replies: 32 ¦  Views: 6581

... stock and then in 1978-1981 he had a 1958 sunburst P with a DiMarzio pickup and Leo Quan Badass II bridge. Then in the 1982-83 he used a G&L L2000 ... is an EMG, with the pole pieces in a P configuration and in the exact P location. I made this overlay pic in Photoshop with a pic of a Fender P ...