Wax Potted Single Coil Pups- Hype? Cool? Tone Killer?

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Stratman76, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. Stratman76

    Stratman76 Member

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    What do you think about wax potted single coils? The noise prevention notion seems sound, but does it really work? Is it worth it? What sonic effect does/can it have on the pups ability to be a pup? What have you used that you liked? Why is the sky blue? :rolleyes:
     
  2. soulohio

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    the sky is blue cause god wanted it that way and he also wants teh single coils UNPOTTED.
     
  3. re-animator

    re-animator Senior Member

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    gotta be potted if you plan on using distortion, otherwise it will squeal like a streetwalker.


    they don't cut down on noise that much, more just microphonics (which can lead to noise).
     
  4. oscar100

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    i thoght it was more important re humbuckers?
     
  5. walterw

    walterw Gold Supporting Member

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    90% of the single coils any of us have ever played have already been wax-potted, so i think we're making a bigger deal of this than it really is.
     
  6. Jon Silberman

    Jon Silberman 10Q Jerry & Dickey Gold Supporting Member

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    That's not at all what God told Lindy Fralin.
     
  7. sonhenry

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    wax potting saved my pickups from replacement. there is life after wax.
     

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