1999 HFS / Vintage Bass measurements

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  1. Simon Says

    Simon Says New Member

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    To be fair I was surprised them being so close to the spec.

    HFS - 15.11k
    Vintage Bass - 8.46k

    Set taken from 1999 Standard 24

    Not really question, just FWIW

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    Simon Says New Member

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    Done a little gizmo so I can measure pickups in my other guitar

    85/15 TCI - Custom 24, 35th Anniversary
    Bridge HB - 8.75k
    Bridge Split - 4.45k
    Neck HB - 8.13k
    Neck Split - 4.04k
    Both HB - 4.24k
    Neck HB / Bridge Split - 2.89k
    Both Split - 2.12k
    Neck Split / Bridge HB - 2.77k
     
  3. Em7

    Em7 deus ex machina

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    DC resistance is not a very good way to measure pickups. A pickup generates an AC signal when ferrous strings cut magnetic lines of force. The more important measurements are inductance (L), capacitance (C), and magnetic flux density (gauss). Very few pickup manufacturers release this information.
     
  4. Perry

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    I keep reading how the DC resistance is not a particularly useful measurement, though we continue to use it, mistakenly perhaps, to identify how 'hot' or 'strong' a pickup is likely to sound in a guitar. Outside the general consensus boundaries of 'the hotter the pickup, the more muddy it may sound', DC resistance does little to describe the actual character of the pickup.

    So, in layman's terms, how could we use those other 3 measurements in a comparison test between different pickups?
     

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