In this Ultimate Guide on Electric Guitar Pickups, we’ll explore Humbuckers vs Single Coil Pickups, Active Pickups vs Passive, and the overall question of How Do Guitar Pickups Work?
The point I’m trying to make is this. You have a once in a lifetime opportunity to change the course of your life. You may not see it now, but you will. Trade in your TV Remote and/or Smartphone for a Guitar. Trade your computer time, for your practice time. Put your smartphone down, just for a bit every day….and use that time to learn what you’ve wanted to learn for so long.
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It didn’t matter how many times I practiced it using the chromatic scale exercises with the metronome. My left and right hands just wouldn’t sync up, and I didn’t know why.That’s when I decided to go elsewhere for new exercises. Google lead me to Bur…
Here’s the thing about playing guitar. Its a perishable skill. That means it requires upkeep to maintain your skill level. Most of us know and understand that. That’s why we try to play every day. The trouble is…
Adventurous guitarists started hot-rodding their Telecasters in the late ’60s and early ’70s with big-sounding humbucking pickups that lent new style and swagger to rock music. The Classic Series ’72 Telecaster Deluxe brings it all back as an authentic evocation of its early-’70s ancestor, including dual Fender Wide Range humbucking pickups, a large pickguard, Stratocaster® headstock and bridge, cool skirted amp control knobs and more. A favorite of players from ’70s rock to modern U.K. alt-rock and much
What is Intonation?
Intonation is the uniform distribution of notes along the fretboard. Each fret corresponds to a note. We set intonation to ensure that each fret’s note is as close to in tune as possible. It can be hard to grasp at first, but stick with me here.
How do you adjust intonation?
Common Causes of Guitar Buzz
1. Pickup Height (Too High)
– Pickups are too high and contacting the strings and creating a buzz.
2. Neck Relief:
–Your guitar neck is too straight or has a slight back bow thats causing your strings to vibrate against the frets. (This can also create dead spots on the fretboard, where notes don’t ring out.)
3. String Action (At the Bridge)
– Your Bridge is a little too low causing the strings to vibrate against the frets.
4. String Action (At the Nut)
-The nut slots are cut too deep allowing the string to contact the 1st,2nd, or 3rd frets.
This style is adjusted via The key here is to find the sweet spot between lowest bridge height and string buzz. (It is common practice to have the treble side a bit lower due to the smaller string diameter, meaning you can have nice low and comfortable action.)