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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-21-2008, 03:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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I am wondering how potting changes the tone of your pickups? good or bad? cus I know some guys with vintage PAFs don't like how it changes the tone.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-21-2008, 04:25 PM
 
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Re: potting

because in vintage pafs, the microphonics added to the tone. potting eliminates the microphonic squeals and feedback caused by loose windings. i wouldn't say that potting changes the tone of a pickup as much as it makes it more focused and bearable with high gain(less feedback).


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Re: potting

other than helping eliminate microphonic feedback, potting really shouldn't change the tone of a pickup at all - guys with vintage PAFs tend not to like anything because they are generally obsessed with all things vintage being 100% original .......
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Re: potting

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other than helping eliminate microphonic feedback, potting really shouldn't change the tone of a pickup at all - guys with vintage PAFs tend not to like anything because they are generally obsessed with all things vintage being 100% original .......
Yes... the kind of guys that are obcessed about hand-wired tube amps... and then they "boost" it with a solid-state TubeScreamer!

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-05-2008, 07:19 PM
 
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Re: potting

I have a pickup that has gotten really microphonic over the last 6 months or so. How would I go about potting it? Is it something you could do yourself or is it easier to send it in? Or should i just not worry about it and buy a new pickup?

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-05-2008, 07:41 PM
 
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Re: potting

Shouldn't be too hard, here's the info you'll need if you decide to do it yourself.

http://projectguitar.com/tut/potting.htm
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