Post Number: 86
|Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2007 - 11:48 am: |
There have been numerous discussions here on the differences between SC-1, AXY, MXY & Fatboy p/ups, but I don't recall seeing anything about the higher-pitch-range transducers. The "Products" page shows, on various guitar models, HG, HGR, HG4 & STR p/ups. As I have never seen an Alembic guitar in the flesh, let alone heard one, can someone please give me the rundown on what's the jive with each?
Post Number: 184
|Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2007 - 12:24 pm: |
Methinks I have the HG pickups on my Skylark, and HG4 and STR on my Further. I believe the HGR's on on the Orion style guitars.
HG is humbucker style, STR is single coil strat size. What the tonal differences of each with R and 4 at the end I do not know. The Skylark and Further are so totally different it's difficult to tell how much of the different, yet kick-ass, tone is just the pickups.
Hope that helped.
Post Number: 88
|Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2007 - 5:52 am: |
Thanks - I get the shape thing. It's the tonal differences I was curious about.
Post Number: 181
|Posted on Thursday, February 01, 2007 - 6:24 am: |
According to the Further spec page, they're plain HGs. I find the strat size pickup is reminiscent of a strat, presumably because of its size (strat pickups sound cleaner than humbuckers to my ear). The HGs sound fuller, but nothing like a conventional humbucker because they're so clean. I don't know if the HG4 or HGR sound different to the HGs, as I've not heard them. This is my subjective opinion.