Bill Lawrence p'ups; shielded or unshiled? And which L combination do you prefer?

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  1. beedoola

    beedoola Senior Member

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    I have an L-500L in my bridge and L-500R in the neck, I'm not sure if either are shielded. What are the differences in performance between the two? I imagine a shielded pickup would be better offering less noise ya? If so, why is there an unshielded option??? Educate me please.

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    If you use L-500s in your guitars; what models do you use? L-500 R & L, C & L (neck and bridge)? I never saw the Cs until now.

    Thanks!
     
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    I talked to becky about that and the shielded have a lower amount of noise and a sweeter high end.

    Good luck on finding any noise on the unshielded ones though. Its one of those things, I am sure there is a lower noise floor, but the unshielded ones make most pickups sound dreadfully noisy in comparison.

    The Rs are still a bit higher output than I would have anticipated, and make a great match to an xl. If you were going l in the bridge, I might go c.
     
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    Shielding acts like a capacitor in parallel, which shunts highs to ground. You can also get some eddy currents.
     

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