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Thread: A Brief History of High–Output Pickups

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    I like a dark sound myself, as long as it is articulate and punchy

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    Quote Originally Posted by die Bullen View Post
    Right but I use a hollowbody 95% of the time on stage
    But do you crank the amp? Crank the gain if you have an amp with a Gain control?
    Stand in front of your amp?
    If you don't that wouldn't really make a difference in the feedback & stuff.
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    I play on stage with a 38 watt tube amp- it is loud enough that I can't put it much past 1.5/10 with the master around half. It gets loud very quickly. Generally we put it behind the drummer and me.

    I also keep my guitar pickup volume low. 7 on the master and maybe 3 on the PU. I think if I maxed out my PU volume I'd be getting way too much noise and feedback

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    Ok--no problem--they aren't for everybody or every application--they can get into that gain category earlier--so it may or may not affect you as you postulate--could go either way--but you do need to be careful with hollowbodies...
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    Quote Originally Posted by zontar View Post
    Ok--no problem--they aren't for everybody or every application--they can get into that gain category earlier--so it may or may not affect you as you postulate--could go either way--but you do need to be careful with hollowbodies...
    Yeah probably not suitable for me- gain is one thing I have plenty of capacity for

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    As long as people play electric guitars there will be those who want to get louder


    And later there were ones that went to infinity...
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    My Peavey goes to 12!

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    Quote Originally Posted by die Bullen View Post
    My Peavey goes to 12!
    That's still peanuts next to infinity...
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    True enough...

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    That's funny. I knew a great rock player back in the 90s that had an old Marshall that was hard wired wide open. In order to quite it down he had all these wool blankets that he would wrap the 412 cab with. Smaller the club more the blankets. Sometimes it resembled a big grey bees nest. The sound men would say hey Dave could you turn it down just a little. He'd go over & turn the non-functional knob. How's that. Sound man says perfect. You should have heard what that sounded like. The harmonic overtones would just leap out of that frankenstrat which was painted like a New York city cab. To this day he was one of the best rock players I've ever heard.
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