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hum-canceling TRUE single-coil guitar pickup

Discussion in 'Builder's & Retailer's Forum' started by zekewonderdog, May 19, 2017.

a TRUE single coil pickup that cancels hum would be...

  1. Meh. So what? There are already lots of options.

  2. AMAZING!!! I want one now!!!!

  3. A good idea. Sounds interesting, but I need to know more.

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  1. goodkungfu

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    OP has given more than enough rope to hang himself if he has been BSing but I'm happy to give him the benefit of the doubt until proven otherwise. Husky will put it though its paces soon enough. I'm interested to hear the results.

    Namaste. ;-)
     
  2. james...

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    Yeah, I think this can only end one of two ways. Very favorably for the OP or really badly.

    Seems like he does know what he has. I just hope all this fuss isn't over nothing at all.

    I do admit I find it hard to believe that he's figured out something that literally none of the dozens of pro pickup makers have done yet.
     
  3. Madguitrst

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    You just made me think and I believe I have figured it out.

    The figure of eight is done on one coil top and bottom going in different directions.
    That IS simple (if that is the case).

    The winding pattern would change though so some tinkering might need to be done to sound as close as possible to the PU being "cloned".

    I agree OP with your targeted customers.
    However, the PU makers who you would lisence to could simply tinker if need be....it would be probably just be splitting hairs at that point.
     
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  4. buddastrat

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    You ought to hear my teaching studio where I give classes, has one stinkin' outlet in a 7' X 8' room with 4' fluorescent bulbs which are in the whole building/plaza. All the teaching rooms in the building have this dirty power that hums like crazy. In the tiny room there's an alarm, laptop, modem, wifi, phone, One spot adapter ALL from one outlet. The hum is insane, I give lessons right in front of the laptop. Talk about hum from all this **** can be insane with any level of overdrive, hell even humbuckers seem to have noise. . But it's still no issue with the single coils. Just roll it down and it's a non issue, never noticed even for high gain and sustain. Was never an issue on gigs either, even with all those neon signs and lights.
     
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  5. soundchaser59

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    And for Reverends. I am saving to get one for my Six Gun.
     
  6. Jarick

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    I would be interested if they sound great and are reasonably priced.

    I tried a number of different pickups in my Strat. Fender hot noiseless, Zexcoil, GFS rails, maybe others I'm forgetting, and landed on the Dimarzio Area. This guitar is quite bright and with 500k pots it sounds really good and actually needs the tones rolled down some.

    If money were no object I'd like to try the Kinman and Mojotones. But I've hit the point of being satisfied.

    There's a lot of really good noiseless solutions out there around $80-100 per pickup so if you could get a very nice sounding pickup in the $50-60 range AND could actually deliver the product (Wilde...) you would have a big opportunity.

    I think about a company like Tonerider which has well made Chinese humbuckers for $50 shipped. Nice corner of the market. But add a unique design and there could be much more demand.
     
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  7. 83stratman

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    Any more on this? I am very interested.
     
  8. Husky

    Husky Gold Supporting Member

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    It behaved exactly as I expected it would.
    He has some more work to do.
     
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  9. RLD

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    The aforementioned drop out?
     
  10. Husky

    Husky Gold Supporting Member

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    Yes and low output on G but mostly D string, pickup was properly centered and as close to the strings as I feel comfortable. Dead zone between where the fields become null. He might not have heard it since he had it in the bridge where the spacing is wider and string doesn't move across from the dead zone as easily. I had it in the neck.
     
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    I hope TGP is not the only place you gauge market trends by
     
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  13. zekewonderdog

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    I have a failsafe for the "dead zone", but didn't apply it to the pickup I sent to John, because it did not seem to need it. Perhaps that was because I had it in bridge position and he put it in neck. I do have the failsafe applied to my neck pickup, and it cures that issue. I'm not going to explain how its done (it's proprietary). I did discuss it with John (with an NDA) but he hasn't had the opportunity to see it firsthand.
    John, thank you for checking out the pickup, and for our email conversation. It was kind of a "trial by fire" but I think overall it was a positive experience.
    @Husky
     
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  14. zekewonderdog

    zekewonderdog Member

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    Of course not.
     
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  15. Boski

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    Ultimax pickups are the best true single coil noiseless pickups so far. It's made in the Philippines and it sounds great.
     
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  16. 83stratman

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    Anymore development?
     
  17. zekewonderdog

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    I set it aside for a while... I moved out of state, then was focused on developing another product I have a patent on: http://www.stringhammer.com
    But lately I've been working on it again, trying to put together the best version of it I can make, to take to market. I'm nearly there. Originally, I wasn't planning to make and sell these myself, but just license the patent. Because the level of skepticism seemed high, at least from the response here, I thought I'd start with getting them out there in the world myself to begin with, so people can hear and judge for themselves. Not long now... should be very soon.
     

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