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Would you like 96 different pickup tones from one guitar?

stevieboy

Clouds yell at me
Gold Supporting Member
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37,845
Cmon man, it's 76. 96 would be overkill, because the human ear can only distinguish 76 unique pickup tones. :banana
 

Blix

Wannabe Shredder
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:bonk
 

fetishfrog

Senior Member
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9,221
No,

I have a H/S/H config on my guitar and a 3 way switch. I've found, at least in my experience, the 'in between' tones get lost in a dense mix, so I just removed them from play.

I've never missed them.

Honestly, I get more tonal variation from my tone controls and pick attack now, as I had to concentrate on learning to actually do that. 96 different options via switching and whatnot does not appeal to me. YMMV.
 

EricPeterson

Senior Member
Messages
49,016
And all this time I have been getting by with 95.



In all seriousness I think you can get far greater variation in tone working on pick attack, volume and tone knob adjustments, pick material, playing with your fingers, etc, than you can get out of this, in that sense I would think a good player has far more than 96 tones at his/her disposal.
 

paranoid70

Member
Messages
6,469
96? That's it. How about 250,000....?

:crazy

INTRODUCING
THE GAME CHANGER
Guitar and bass players alike can now unlock their instruments' tonal possibilities with this patent-pending pickup switching system. Combining any order of pickup coils in series, parallel, in or out of phase gives you access to the most extensive library of never-before-heard tones. Imagine having complete tonal control of your instrument, with over 250,000 pickup combinations, without manually rewiring anything! True to form, the audio signal is never digitized or modeled in any way, providing a transparent analog signal path for the absolute purist. In conjunction with The Game Changer website, you can create, save, and share your tonal selections with the world!

http://gamechanger.music-man.com/home.eb
 

A-Bone

Montonero, MOY, Multitudes
Platinum Supporting Member
Messages
102,238
96? That's it. How about 250,000....?

:crazy

INTRODUCING
THE GAME CHANGER
Guitar and bass players alike can now unlock their instruments' tonal possibilities with this patent-pending pickup switching system. Combining any order of pickup coils in series, parallel, in or out of phase gives you access to the most extensive library of never-before-heard tones. Imagine having complete tonal control of your instrument, with over 250,000 pickup combinations, without manually rewiring anything! True to form, the audio signal is never digitized or modeled in any way, providing a transparent analog signal path for the absolute purist. In conjunction with The Game Changer website, you can create, save, and share your tonal selections with the world!

http://gamechanger.music-man.com/home.eb
Now we're talking! Is it even possible to distinguish 250,000 tonal variations in pick-ups?
 

andrekp

Member
Messages
5,626
More to the point: would you even be able to memorize more than 20 different switch combinations to be able to repeat them at will? (I think I'd top out at five or six)

It's sort of like those phones that have a 500 place memory for speed dialling. How is that helpful?
 

78deluxe

Member
Messages
5,355
Considering taking the tone knob circuit out of the pickup wiring in your guitar will improve tone, the idea of something like this is variety over quality.
 

Flyin' Brian

Silver Supporting Member
Messages
30,157
I have the following available to me:

Strat Classic, EMG, Dual Humbucker, Lipstick
Tele
Les Paul w/humbuckers
Les Paul Jr w/P-90
Rick 360 6 or 12 string
ES-335
L-4

Jazz Bass
Precision Bass
Rick 4001
Hofner Violin Bass
Gibson Thunderbird

Steel & Nylon string acoustic 6 or 12 string
Coral Sitar
Banjo
Dobro

 




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