Paul said he found the secret

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  1. horax

    horax New Member

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    I’ve been watching his NAMM videos this week and he said he and his team found the secret to recreating a 1963 strat pickup.
    He said that most winders copy a bunch of things from the original pickup but still can’t make them sound right. he said that they were wrong, and that there were two things he found that they didn’t.

    what do you think they were?
     
  2. FunkyFreeman

    FunkyFreeman Moo Panuwat

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    I'm thinking of his TCI method.
     
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  3. Black Plaid

    Black Plaid just another Alan

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    insulation thickness and wire stretch
     
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  4. horax

    horax New Member

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    What exactly is the TCI method?
     
  5. Tim S

    Tim S King of the barre chord

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  6. Serious Poo

    Serious Poo Shoegazing Member

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    I like Paul, but Paul says a lot of things. Some of them are, well... a bit over the top.
     
  7. xjbebop

    xjbebop Yippy ki yay!

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    Very true. Like when they first announced the silver sky... the marketing hype insinuated that they 'invented' the Strat, rather than the fact that it's just a PRS version built to Mayer's specs...
    I respect Paul and his accomplishments, but he's still the geeky kid who made it big and he gets carried away sometimes...
     
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  8. jcolmn

    jcolmn New Member

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    I think it is John Mayer sweat. Each pickup has wax/sweat potting for that tone.
     
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  9. jak3af3r

    jak3af3r Slightly Older Than New Member

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    I've not met a single proprietor who doesn't say things that are over the top.

    There are certain consumers who unfortunately drive this to absurdity and somehow this gets popularized as marketing bling and eventually becomes the standard by which all similar products are measured.

    One of my personal favorites is from a guy claiming to cryo treat wood down to 300 below.

    Or how almost every overdrive is "transparent."
     
  10. Kdogg788

    Kdogg788 New Member

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    That's how you sell and build buzz for your product am I right? It doesn't hurt that the guitars typically back it up.

    -k
     
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  11. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    i don’t think it’s so over the top, and how would it not be tuning the capacitance and inductance.
     
  12. RickP

    RickP Established 1960, Still Not Dead

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    1. Marketing
    2. Sales

    Silver Sky owner here, put away your flamethrowers :)
     
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  13. Serious Poo

    Serious Poo Shoegazing Member

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    There’s “buzz” and there’s pure, unequivocal BS. I have around a dozen PRS guitars in my studio, but will gladly call PRS out whenever they go overboard with the hype machine. Anyone remember “sinker mahogany”? LOL
     
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  14. Black Plaid

    Black Plaid just another Alan

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    So -25 Kelvin? LOL.
     
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  15. jak3af3r

    jak3af3r Slightly Older Than New Member

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    Exactly.
     
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  16. Tony M.

    Tony M. New Member

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    Paul is selling guitars.
    That's what he does.
     
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  17. Black Plaid

    Black Plaid just another Alan

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    I think Paul is making a living at doing what he loves. Designing Guitars. Sales are just the capitalist society game you have to play to make it happen.

    If sales were really his passion, his personality would be closer to Lee Anderton.
     

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