Single Coils Should Be Illegal:

Discussion in 'Tone Zone' started by Robert Herndon, Dec 4, 2016.

  1. guitarweasel

    guitarweasel Well-Known Member

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    Here's what ya do... walk around on stage with a Les Paul Jr. or an old Strat or an SG Special, a pair of 100 watt Marshall's on 10, find the sweet spot where there is hardly any hum, have your roadie get some duct tape and mark it with a big X. Problem solved.

    But...... it has to be silver duct tape, the colored ones hum!! :naughty:
     
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  2. Dave_Death

    Dave_Death Well-Known Member

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    I installed full shielding on a friend's Telecaster together with a Quarter Pound bridge pickup wired straight to the jack

    No noise problems. Good shielding work should make any single coil pickup livable
     
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    Not necessarily illegal, but since they were not playing punk rock or grunge, they could, at least, use a noise gate. Sure, they also take away part of your tone, but would you rather have industrial strength hum?.
     
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    Logan Well-Known Member

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    I don't really have a humming problem on any of my single coil guitars. But then again, on those guitars I mostly play clean and I haven't played any smokey bars... Yet :naughty:
     

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