Seymour Duncan Setups

Discussion in 'Accessories / Connections' started by mrb1946, Sep 24, 2009.

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  1. mrb1946

    mrb1946 Active Member

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    I'm building a new guitar and when it was time to pick out the pickups I wanted to make sure I made the right combination. After a few hours of searching I found that I like the Duncan Distortion (SH-6) in the bridge and the Invader (SH-8) in the neck. Do you guys think this would be a good combination? What combinations are you using? I'm playing Hard Rock and Metal.
     
  2. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

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    That should sound good for what you're doing. The invader in the front could cause tuning problems as they have a very high magnetic field and could pull the strings a touch if set-up too close to them.
     
  3. mrb1946

    mrb1946 Active Member

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    I'm gonna have a graphite nut and locking tuners. Will that help?
     
  4. jg49

    jg49 Well-Known Member

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    It won't reduce magnetism's effect. The key from what I'm reading is pick up to string distance.
     
  5. mrb1946

    mrb1946 Active Member

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    I realize that it won't help magnetism effects, but will it help the out-of-tune effect?
     
  6. jg49

    jg49 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry I was not clear the out of tune effect comes from the p/u pulling the strings downward slightly so that when you play the string reverberates differently, the only way this can be avoided is by proper p/u to string distance where the string is not caught in the pull of the magnets.
     

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