Post Number: 35
|Posted on Tuesday, May 13, 2008 - 1:08 pm: |
I bought these on ebay. I suspect that they are hum cancelling pickups but fit a strat pickguard. Can anyone tell me if they require a preamp and any experience with them.
Post Number: 327
|Posted on Tuesday, May 13, 2008 - 1:24 pm: |
your right, they are designed for use with a preamp...other wise they will be quiet,thin,etc...
I don't think there is any humcancelling there...there would be a dummy coil somewhere and some electronics to sum it all up. I might be wrong.
I have some alembguts in a box if you get to the point of needing some...most work,mostly...
(Message edited by elwoodblue on May 13, 2008)
Post Number: 3092
|Posted on Tuesday, May 13, 2008 - 2:05 pm: |
These look to me to be a Telecaster set, with one pickup larger than the other, though it might just be the perspective of the picture giving that illusion. They should indeed be humcancelling - a regular single coil stacked over a dummy coil, as the only true single coil pickups Alembic makes are for Series instruments. You will need a pre-amp at a minimum. You can get a pre-amp and low pass filter from Alembic. You can also easily add a Q switch (highly recommended). If you are looking for the most economical solution, I have an Alembic shopnight employee guitar that uses an Alembic Strat-o-blaster and a regular passive tone control rather than the pre-amp/filter combo. You can see it here.
Post Number: 36
|Posted on Tuesday, May 13, 2008 - 4:06 pm: |
I'm guessing that they are regular strat pickups but I'll know better when I get them. Once I get them and figure it out...how I'll use them I'll get back get back to you guys. I appreciate your help. I had been thinking stratoblaster as well. I had looked at a couple on Ebay but am still learning that part of the guitar.
Post Number: 37
|Posted on Tuesday, May 13, 2008 - 4:08 pm: |
by the way bill...nice find