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  1. Guitar Tips: Dealing With EMI Noise

    Guitar Tips: Dealing With EMI Noise
    EMI, or Electro-Magnetic Interference, is a problem that can plague your guitar as well as your other audio equipment, causing a particular buzz or hum that can sometimes be impossible to get rid of depending on the source. If you’ve ever experience a particular hum or buzz coming from your guitar, amp or other audio equipment, you’re not alone. In this article, we take a quick look at what is EMI and how to keep it from ruining your guitar tone.   Continue reading →
  2. Guitar Pickups 101 Series: Part 5 - Humbucker Wiring and Push/Pull Pots

    Guitar Pickups 101 Series: Part 5 - Humbucker Wiring and Push/Pull Pots We continue our Guitar Pickups 101 Series with Part 5 about the different ways to wire a humbucker, and some interesting ways to modify your tone with push/pull pots. If you need to know some basics about pickups and how they affect your tone, be sure check out...
  3. Guitar Pickups 101 Series: Part 4 - Choosing the Right Pickups

    Choosing the Right Pickups Welcome to the fourth installment of our Guitar Pickups 101 Series. In Part 1 we talked about the basics of what a pickup is and how they work. Part 2 we moved on to discussing pickup output and how it affects your sound. In Part 3 we looked at pickup location and the distinctions between single...
  4. Guitar Pickups 101 Series: Part 3

    Guitar Pickups 101 Series: Part 3 We continue our Guitar Pickups 101 Series with Part 3 on pickup location and the humbucker vs. single coil discussion. Make sure you start at the beginning and read Part 1 on pickup basics, and Part 2 which explains pickup output. Why Two of the Same Pickups Can Sound Different The location of a...
  5. TECH TIPS: Pickups, Bucking the Hum

    What is a humbucking pickup? What does it do? What does it sound like? And why is it called that? A humbucking pickup is a type of pickup that is especially good at doing two things. First, they’re designed to solve the problem of suppressing external noise; built with two coils in a way that makes them cancel the annoying...

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