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Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Blix, Sep 14, 2014.
Thank you guys.
Yeah they seem virtually noiseless for sure!
I've used his NF 280/290 sets in a Nashville tele and a strat. I may have to try a set of these micro coils [emoji106]
MicroCoils in some fuzz action with a PTD Mini Bone...
Just an informal jam, but I like the tone.
These pickups sounds awesome.
Bit of Vai hey? Nicely done. You have a good touch.
Thank you! Yeah it's a Vai song.
Still incredibly pleased with these pickups.
Really want to try the microcoils.
Can anyone describe the differences in tone for the l45 and micro bridge pickups in a strat?
Aside from the physical dimensions of the bobbins/plates/covers are the Strat and Tele sets geared for different sounds? I would normally assume so but I believe I read a comment on one of the threads outside of TGP that said the Tele neck is the same as the Strat neck but in the smaller enclosure? Also, are the sets calibrated for the relevant bridge/middle/neck positions? Reading Ron Kirn's posts in those other threads I would imagine they are but just thought I'd ask.
The strat set comes with 3 different pickup voiced for their respctive positions indeed.
But took som detective work to figure which went where, no instructions and cryptic markings...
I have a Strat MC set on the way, but i have a setup question about these pickups. My guitar currently has 1 volume and a 5 way switch. No tone knob.
Is there a setup anyone would recommend that takes full advantage of the MCs, but that isn't elaborate? I've read through the Coloration Guide several times and the install options seem endless and overwhelming. I'm looking for a simple, effective setup. I wouldn't mind adding a tone knob or a mini-switch if need be, but I'm NOT interested in adding multiple switches, everything being a push-pull pot, lots of extra knobs. (BTW - I've looked into Bill's Q-filter and it's a no go for me.)
The simplest plan is to just wire it up like a regular Strat set and see how you like it. I'd also look at the shielding instructions on the GuitarNuts site - any non vintage Strat that I care to play much usually ends up with that as I find it makes a noticeable improvement in the noise - my guitar with that plus Micro Coils is the quietest I own (quieter than my humbucker guitars).
Becky posted on FB a few days ago that new MicroCoils are about to be launched, a version with Alnico 2 magnets and with the option of more traditional steel poles.
These are supposed to be more "strattier" , so probably a tad more traditional strat sounding, I think I'll have to try a set of those too!
Still insanely happy with my MC's, they are something special for sure.
What are the original specs?
The regular version have neodymium magnets, which was Bills preference.
Haven't more more about these yet, looking forward to.
What distortion / amp settings were you using on this clip? That sounds GREAT. I never would have guessed that you were playing with single coils if I wasn't watching you play...but at the same time they've got a certain clarity that can sometimes get muddied up and isn't present with humbuckers.
I used POD Farm v2.5, the "Variaced plexi" amp with a greenback 4x12" simulation, everything pretty much dialled to 10 like a real plexi.
And yeah, they MC's doesn't like like a typical strat, especially with some gain going, but with a clean tone there's no mistaking them for single-coils, very clean and pure. Just awesome all the way.
Has anyone compared the Strat microcoils to the BL noise free L280 or L200?
The 200-series is supposed to be a bit more "stratty", but no personal experience with them.
I have a bit more Microcoil noodling to share.
With the Bugera 1960:
With the EVH 5150 III 50w, clip recorded to demonstrate IR's for another forum.
I have to say they handle hi gain extremely well.
A question for those of you that have MicroCoil pickups with adjustable pole pieces. How effective is it raising or lowering the pole pieces. I love having the ability to increase a string's volume and I always adjust the poles and pickup height on Gibson type guitars. Are the MicroCoil screws as effective as ones on a regular Gibson humbucker?
Works just as well. Very easy to balance the strings, etc.