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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-04-2001, 08:23 AM Thread Starter
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22 vs 24, **uh oh* - And whats with the scallups?

If you want to play the 22nd fret, it's easier on the 24 fret neck. *Even if you never play past the 22nd fret, it's just plain easier to get there whith out squeesing your hand into that cutaway. *And now that I have a Jem, I'm not sure whats with the scalluped frets. *Another difference in the Jem and JS, the strings sit closer to the body of the guitar, making hitting the guitar with the pick impossible the avoid, My JS had NO pick scratches after a year of casual playing, but Jems pickgaurds are always scuffed and scratched. *One more thing. *How low can you lower the middle pickup, (to get it out of the way) and not kill the tone of it.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-04-2001, 02:19 PM
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22 vs 24, **uh oh*

gah kevan.. ya didn't hafta lock that thread..
i was (a) trying to explain what i knew about the harmonic node, and (b) understand if there was something i was missing.


mostly cause i wanna BUY a js1000. *and although this isn't something that would change my mind about it, it's just good to know


i don't think you COULD lower the middle pickup and not lose volume w/ that pickup... unless you get a higher output pickup (but in the case of single coil, wouldn't that mean more noise too..?). *i've just worked around playing over the middle p/u

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-04-2001, 03:27 PM
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22 vs 24, **uh oh*

you could get a humbuck strat single replacement....it's a humbucker the size of a single coil....and get 1 that's really high output....then if you lower it it should be fine.....
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-04-2001, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
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Single space humbuckers, just don't sound the same as the twangy single coil. *Even a tapped double doesn't do it. *So I want to keep the single. *I lowered it alot, and it seems to sound the same. *It's got those crazy large poles, which I guess helps. *My Jem has the PAF's, which I like in the Bridge, but not crazy about the neck, seems a little muddy. *I think I will put a single in the neck position. *My G&L Legacy (strat) sounds amazing in the neck+middle position. *More percussive picking. *

Anyone ever replace a hum with a single?


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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-04-2001, 10:39 PM
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You can just tap off the top coil of a stacked 'bucker. *I did this with the F2 of a guitar I had. *I only ever used the PU in combo with others, and it was bucking in those positions anyway. *But a real single would be better for this.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-09-2001, 01:48 AM
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22 vs 24, **uh oh*

I guess you all know, but if you dont. The reason why the Js only have 22 frets (and that goes for strats as well) is to get the pickup under the 24'th fret, where a harmonic is positioned. This gives a very cool Single coíl strat sound that just doesnt sound as well on a 24 fret guitar. Thats why you just gotta have'em both....

I doubd it would have anything to do with doing squeels with the bridge pickup. The reason is to get that special sound when using the neck single coil...

(Edited by Jay Satriani at 11:58 am on Sep. 9, 2001)
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