Strat Wiring – simple mod
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by mrglynspickups
6M ago
Strat Wiring must be the most modded wiring of all. It’s not that the original wiring isn’t great, there are just so many other possibilities. When I worked as a guitar repairer I re-wired a lot of Stratocasters. There are so many options, so many things that can be changed. A lot of players have their favourite versions of wiring up these fantastic guitars. Table of Contents Strat Wiring Diagram How Strat controls work What is SSS, HSS and HSH? Do I turn it all up full? What I did find when I as modifying other peoples guitars is they would often come back to something close to standard wi ..read more
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Pickup String Spacing – choosing a humbucker
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by mrglynspickups
6M ago
Pickup string spacing is something you need to be aware of when you’re buying guitar pickups, particularly humbuckers. Guitar bridges come with different string widths so pickups need to match that. In this blog post I’m going to explain what It’s all about and how to measure it. Table of Contents What is a Pole Piece? What you don’t need to know Pickup String spacing – what you need to know How to measure string spacing What is F spacing? What is a Pole Piece? Pickups have pole pieces, think of these as magnets mounted in the pickup listening for string movement. Sometimes they are actual ..read more
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Draig doom set
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by mrglynspickups
6M ago
Draig doom set NZ$379 for NZ customers, if you’re overseas they’re GST free; NZ$329.56 Draig doom single humbucker bridge NZ$199 for NZ customers, if you’re overseas it’s GST free; NZ$173.04 Bridge covers are $20 for NZ customers, if you’re overseas they’re GST free; NZ$17.39 Draig doom single P90 neck NZ$189 for NZ customers, if you’re overseas it’s GST free; NZ$164.35 buy Draig set buy Draig single Draig doom set specifications: Alnico VI – Bridge 9.18 KOhms, 7.42H, Ceramic 8 – Neck 6.96 KOhms The Draig doom set is a pickup set designed for all the genres encompassed by Doom Metal. It has ..read more
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The Duchess Tele set
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by mrglynspickups
6M ago
Single The Duchess Tele – NZ$129 for NZ customers. If you’re overseas it’s GST free; $NZ112.17 Pair The Duchess Tele – NZ$249 for NZ customers. If you’re overseas they’re GST free; $NZ216.52 Alnico 5; Bridge 7.28KOhms, Neck 7.1KOhms buy The Duchess set Head to store buy The Duchess single The Duchess Tele set is for the Telecaster player in need of that distinctive smooth Tele twang but with none of the ice pick cut. The neck pickup is warm and balanced with a full clarity and string separation. This a medium powered set that sits nicely in my range between the Silver Lady and Cruel Mistress ..read more
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Dirty guitar jack – don’t blame your pickups
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by mrglynspickups
6M ago
What could cause a Dirty guitar jack ? The season is changing, old guitars are coming out of cupboards, if your electrics are crackly or your guitar keeps cutting out it might just be a Dirty guitar jack – don’t blame your pickups. At least not yet.  It’s pretty simple really, if you’ve got a crackly guitar the jack may just need cleaning. Don’t blame your pickups straight away. Jack sockets, switches and pots are more likely to cause problems than your pickups. Of course, when you eliminate all the other possibilities you might be needing a repairer. Here’s a list og repairers in NZ: htt ..read more
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P90 Pickup Height
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by mrglynspickups
11M ago
Setting P90 Pickup Height is an essential part of your tone. They really do like being up close to the strings. There is, of course, no correct distance from the string. The measurements I’ll give you are a guide and a great place to start. I recommend you set your Mr Glyn’s PickupsP90’s to these heights when you install them but feel free to tweak them to your own taste after. The principle of Pickup Height Adjustment is, the closer to the strings the pickups are the louder and more dynamic the sound, further away is more compressed and quieter. But there’s another factor. Pickups work by mag ..read more
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HS Strat Wiring
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by mrglynspickups
11M ago
Here’s a suggested wiring diagram for a HS Strat. I originally drew it up for Gabor from superfunawesimehappytime pedal show. He has a green Strat with a Mr Glyns Tui neck pickup and a Cloud Nine bridge pickup that he’s been using for YouTube pedal demos. https://www.youtube.com/c/thesuperfunawesomehappytimepedalshow The format is: 1 Humbucker 2 Coil tap Humbucker 3 Humbucker and Neck 4 Coil tap Humbucker and Neck 5 Neck The 470K Ohm resistor is there so that the humbucker ‘sees’ the volume pot as 500KOhm and the single coil ‘sees’ it as 250KOhm, clever eh. Here is is in action: Head to sto ..read more
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Dirty Jack – don’t blame your pickups
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by mrglynspickups
11M ago
The season is changing, old guitars are coming out of cupboards, if your electrics are crackly it might just be a Dirty Jack – don’t blame your pickups.  It’s pretty simple really, if you’ve got a crackly guitar the jack may just need cleaning. Don’t blame your pickups straight away, jack sockets, switches and pots are more likely to cause problems than your pickups. Of course, when you eliminate all the other possibilities you might be needing me: https://mrglynspickups.com/contact/ Incidentally, it’s an “output” jack, not an “input” jack – just a pet hate of mine. You can see the jack ..read more
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Maxon humbucker?
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by mrglynspickups
11M ago
I thought it was going to be a straightforward pickup repair but is this Maxon humbucker actually a humbucker? As part of my work I repair pickups for luthiers. Most guitar repairers don’t wind pickups and even the ones that do often send me pickups to repair., it saves them a lot of time. One such repairer is Auckland’s Ramsay Phillips. For me repairing pickups is a really interesting part of my job. I enjoy seeing how the basic concept of a magnet and a coil of wire can be made in so many different ways. Back in the 1990’s I first learned about pickups by repairing them and I don’t think tha ..read more
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Draig doom humbucker
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by mrglynspickups
11M ago
Alnico VI – Bridge 9.18 KOhms, 7.42H The Draig doom humbucker is designed for all the genres encompassed by Doom Metal. It has strong mids, smooth treble and a bass response immediate enough to cope with low tunings but not the harsh, dry percussive bass needed for extreme metal. It really is all in the bass and mids. buy Draig The Draig is inspired by the sound of Tony Iommi and that heavy riffing guitar tone, mid forward. Draig in ‘Dragon Breath’ But there’s another factor with this pickup. You’ll notice the Ohms are in the 9Krange, lower that you might expect for a powerful humbucker. This ..read more
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