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 #123966  by ringKing72
 Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:35 am
In the filter response the resonant peaking multiplies the voltage signal deliver from the PU as it passes by toward the buffer. I've heard that filter response gave Jerry the 'horn-like' quality in his tone. What exactly does 'horn-like' mean? Does this mean that when playing the highs (R=0ohms) that his notes punched through more, or did the resonant peaking really give his notes a feature that sounded like a horn.

Also, did his highs may get more sustain (say, during vibrato) because those frequencies fell within the resonant peaking? I suppose I liken this to if a frequency tone resonates, then that frequency tone is also being sustained.

thx - rk
 #123972  by mgbills
 Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:56 am
The "Horn-Like" quality (to me) is literal. Almost French horn like, with just a touch of grit. Could be nearly brash and trumpet-like. Could be warmer & trombone like. But to my ear that French horn like quality was electrifying.