Posted 18 February 2003 - 06:30 PM
I found out that I have microphonic pickups. Cheaper pickups crap out and somehow that isn't supposed to vibrate vibrates.
I guess you can fix your pickup with some form of a wax. You pour wax into your pickup or something. Im just going to buy new pickups.
IF YOUR GUITAR HAS LOST ITS TONE OR IT FEEDS BACK IT MIGHT HAVE MICROPHONIC PICKUPS.
To test this, put your amp on accoustic whatever, no effects or distortion.
Get a plastic item such as a guitar pick or a plastic straw whatever.
Tap the pick on the pickup WITHOUT touching the strings.
If you hear a tap in the amp YOUR PICKUPS ARE MICROPHONIC.
RESPOND WITH KNOWLEDGE ON MICROPHONIC PICKUPS PLEASE. I MAY NOT BE RIGHT.
Posted 19 February 2003 - 10:27 AM
I read this on a crappy website and never really trusted it so i don't really know if it's true or not.
[ This Message was edited by: mrscrunter on 2003-02-19 12:28 ]
Posted 19 February 2003 - 04:03 PM
it simply means that they start to pick up things (like a microphone) that they shouldn't and didn't used to: particularly trbley things.
really hot pickups that are still good, will pick up you tapping on them. if light fret buzz starts going through your amp (and it never did before), something has probably gone micro. on you...
waxxing is more for overly hot p-ups, not for microphonics: at least not that i've ever heard (my experience lies more with microphonic tubes). once something has gone microphonic it's probably caput...
[ This Message was edited by: bluesbass on 2003-02-19 18:08 ]
Posted 19 February 2003 - 06:27 PM
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