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From what I'm getting, you're connecting your Crate amp directly to your computer? As in 1/4" to mini jack or something? There is no external audio interface (like this) in play here, right? And the pick-up works correctly with your amp (as topo morto asked)? It seems to me that this is more an issue of getting the right gear. At first glance (I looked into ...


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I'm certainly not an authority but I can at least detail what I've learned so far. Although I bet it is possible for the pickup to be at fault, in my case I'm pretty sure by now that this was a wiring/grounding problem. Replacing the wire with the 18 gauge shielded wire made a big different right off the bat. Before I was using a single-core 22 gauge ...


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Todd beat me to it, and I'd endorse all he suggests. However, it did you well for 6 mths, and Pacificas are well made (why not, it's Yamaha?) beginner guitars, even the entry level ones. Worth selling on to another beginner rather than trying to improve it, and throwing money away, as it'll never be a Strat. Someone else will learn with it, just as you did. ...


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When I was in a similar situation, I kept the old one around to practice setups on, take to the beach (salt air bad for pickups), and generally for situations where I don't want a nice, expensive instrument. Some time later, I came across an e-Bay sale for some nice pickups that was surprisingly cheap that would fit my old, terrible guitar, so I pulled the ...


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I agree with the answers above. In addition, an advantage of a soundhole pickup with magnetic pickups is that you can use electric guitar effects. This is especially important when you are using distortion, overdrive and even wah. Using electric guitar effects beyond chorus and reverb on a transducer (piezo) signal is a sure way to get extreme squealing ...


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Usually this is meant to mean something similar to 'Brighter Tone' as Johannes commented, but underlying that you typically have two factors: wider frequency range (which allows more of the higher harmonics to be heard) a frequency response which accentuates harmonics (by having a peak towards the higher end of the guitar range) All pickups have ...


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If you have a desire to gain the ability to plug your guitar into and amplifier or PA system so that its sound can be amplified without using a microphone - you have numerous options. One of those options (not the best for everyone) is a sound hole pickup. I will limit this answer to the discussion of sound hole pickups and the different types and some ...


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A sound hole pickup is temporary and allows an acoustic guitar to be amplified without a microphone and without a potentially expensive and invasive modification to the guitar. It's also cheaper to buy and use a sound hole pickup than to have a pickup installed in an acoustic. A sound hole pickup usually sounds very different from a piezo-electric (the most ...



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