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  1. pipedwho

    Tom Anderson HF/HC Humbuckers

    Yes the hot ones (HF2/HC2) do split well. The magnet design is similar to a traditional humbucker with double slugs and a bar magnet. The H series use a magnet vertically aligned between the coils which is very different to regular pickups. The H series sound more even across the spectrum...
  2. pipedwho

    Les Paul with SD Jazz in the neck: what would you put in the bridge?

    Duncan 59 for a more traditional sound, or a JB for something more dramatic,
  3. pipedwho

    Tom Anderson HF/HC Humbuckers

    Yes, the HF2 will give both more fatness and output. I have the HF1+ in a Cobra S, and felt the HF2 was a little too much for my liking. It's easy to dial in a little more fatness, but harder to dial it back out. If you like vintage tone, the HF1+ is beautiful, the HF2 is good, but is more for...
  4. pipedwho

    Tom Anderson HF/HC Humbuckers

    The HF2 is a bitter hotter and middier than the HF1+. The HF2 is IMO where these humbucker depart from vintage PAF into something a little more modern (but still with a very PAFish character - unlike the H series which is more modern/hifi across the board). The HF1+ is ideal for a vintage PAF...
  5. pipedwho

    Tom Anderson HF/HC Humbuckers

    Yes, slightly. A HF1+ in the bridge balances nicely with a HF1- in the neck.
  6. pipedwho

    Tom Anderson HF/HC Humbuckers

    The HF1+ is still in the vintage camp without being too shrill in the bridge. HF2 starts to get a bit more into medium/hot territory, the HF3 is even hotter, but neither starts to sound as 'modern' as the H series. HC is basically the same tonally as the HFs.
  7. pipedwho

    Anderson Appreciation Thread

    It's worth noting that the HC series are covered version of the HF series, not the regular H series. The HF is more of a traditional tone versus the fuller more hifi like tone of the H series. So the HC3 is a covered HF3, and doesn't sound at all like the H3.
  8. pipedwho

    Best sounding strat pickups 2020?

    Strange. The JuicyBucker in the bridge wasn't that much hotter than the SV5 in the neck. However, the ZV5U is much lower output than the SV5 in the same guitar, and the ZV5 in the bridge matches it well with normal height adjustment. The ZVH5 might be much hotter - I haven't used that one. Also...
  9. pipedwho

    Best sounding strat pickups 2020?

    It's worth noting that the Z-Series ZV5 and ZVU5 are much lower output than the legacy SV and SVU. I prefer the lower output of the Z-series ZVU5 for true vintage output.
  10. pipedwho

    Pickguard change opinions

    Yeah, the parchment you've settled with looks much better.
  11. pipedwho

    Best sounding strat pickups 2020?

    I had a set with the legacy SV5, SV2, JuicyBucker. I also tried the SV5+ instead of the SV5. The SV5 (and the +) were really hot, and were fine for rocking out, but as you say, are a bit hot for the blues clank. The JuicyBucker was sublime for rock, and the SV2 actually worked so well in the...
  12. pipedwho

    Anderson Appreciation Thread

    Absolutely! The M series in the Cobra S have their own unique super fat single coilish tone. I love that sound. And the Crowdster piezo pickup does work through electric guitar amps, but I tend to roll off some of the sizzle at the top to stop it being overemphasised. The Crowdster sounds its...
  13. pipedwho

    Anderson Appreciation Thread

    Me too. :) Purple Anderson Trio by pipedwho posted May 15, 2017 at 8:27 PM
  14. pipedwho

    Les Paul Jr Capacitor Upgrade

    This is a major consideration when using human test subjects. Especially for critical listening scenarios. The approach we used back in the early days of audio codecs was to weight the results by the 'quality' level of the test subject. We spent a lot of time 'training' test subjects to hear...
  15. pipedwho

    Les Paul Jr Capacitor Upgrade

    The usual problem with these sort of non-rigorous tests is that the setup is prone to bias. For example, where a capacitor change in a guitar is used, the player's hand technique will alter the output signal and will be heard as a difference by the testers. Also, the capacitor value much be...
  16. pipedwho

    Les Paul Jr Capacitor Upgrade

    If it was a properly conducted double blind experiment with sufficient tests to allow a statistically significant result, then I'm happy to be wrong. At which point the components could be investigated to establish what unknown physics are occurring and maybe make an advance in the field of...
  17. pipedwho

    Les Paul Jr Capacitor Upgrade

    You sound exactly like the 'audiophiles' that we used in the past for 'expert ears' testing. As soon as the properly conducted double blind testing started, their assertions no longer held. Guitar capacitor audibility is implausible unless you're using different values or some seriously...
  18. pipedwho

    Les Paul Jr Capacitor Upgrade

    Yep extremely tiring. I'm an electronics engineer and work with audio signal processing for a living, and I've posted all sorts of technical analysis in the past on this forum and others. Back in the days of the CD player bit wars, I was involved in studies of this sort of thing that were...
  19. pipedwho

    Les Paul Jr Capacitor Upgrade

    Yep, well above audible range.
  20. pipedwho

    Les Paul Jr Capacitor Upgrade

    I've been involved in many clinical tests (with extremely sensitive equipment and humans) of this stuff as part of a long career in telecommunications and audio signal processing. It's amazing how people swear they can hear something, and then suddenly can't hear it anymore in the double blind...
  21. pipedwho

    Les Paul Jr Capacitor Upgrade

    Working in the telecoms industry for years we performed properly conducted clinical tests on what the real threshold of hearing is for different types of distortion and non-linearity. These effects are inaudible in anything that is not so badly designed as to amplify any non-linear property. A...
  22. pipedwho

    Best single coil sized humbucker for High Gain

    Zexcoil Juicy Bucker is still the best in 2020 that I've found so far. These pickups are way ahead of their time, and the Juicy stands out as the perfect Strat bridge humbucker, irrespective of size.
  23. pipedwho

    Best sounding strat pickups 2020?

    Zexcoil Z-series underwound set is where it's at for me at the moment. All the chime of a great single coil, but zero noise. I love these pickups. The Zexcoil Juicy Bucker in the bridge is awesome too for rocking out. That is my favourite bridge pickup including full sized humbuckers for...
  24. pipedwho

    Les Paul Jr Capacitor Upgrade

    The effect of those properties (esr, esl, and dielectric absorption) are so far below the thermal noise floor in a guitar tone circuit that the change can’t be measured or heard.
  25. pipedwho

    Les Paul Jr Capacitor Upgrade

    Yes, but a guitar does not run past about 15kHz maximum and is not pulling appreciable power through the cap. So the part of the data sheet where these parameters are valid for a guitar tone circult will show they are basically identical to each other within the tolerances of the system over...
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