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Recent innovations in guitar history

Postby eriklima » Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:47 pm

Hope you all have seen this topic posted on Ultimate Guitar's portal: https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/ge ... _2015.html

From there, I liked to observe how the Dialtone pickups works. Such an interesting idea. One pickup has a dozen of possibilities to build the sound that is unique "you". One thing I disliked is the size of the pickups knobs: they're big and ruin the aesthetic of the pickup itself.

Other innovation was the wooden guitar pick, which make the guitar tone very distinct from the ones which a plastic or celluloid pick was used.

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Re: Recent innovations in guitar history

Postby dfg2 » Sun Jan 24, 2016 1:38 pm

How the Dialtone pickups work? I guess it's a humbucker in single coil format (like SD's Hot Rails) connected to a build in ic with two dial knobs (probably they have at least two separate circuits one for noise reduction and one kind of like the Stellartone Tonestyler or Bill Lawrence's Q-Filter). All combined in one regular humbucker housing.

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Postby eriklima » Wed Feb 03, 2016 5:25 pm

The one I saw on the video was a "PAF" humbucker with two knobs, one to control frequency and another to adjust the gain to that frequency.

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Postby dfg2 » Wed Feb 03, 2016 11:11 pm

eriklima wrote:The one I saw on the video was a "PAF" humbucker with two knobs, one to control frequency and another to adjust the gain to that frequency.

As I said it's a regular sized humbucker housing! But the pickup inside that housing is a humbucker in singlecoil format. Something like this one:

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Postby eriklima » Wed Feb 10, 2016 12:29 am

Pretty cool...

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Re: Recent innovations in guitar history

Postby dfg2 » Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:56 am

eriklima wrote:Pretty cool...


And on the other half you have probably something like this (for one of the buttons):
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That is btw an overpriced Rothstein "Midrange Shaper" for 50$. But you can buy one of these for 11$ from Torres Engineering or just build it yourself.

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Re: Recent innovations in guitar history

Postby eriklima » Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:13 pm

Hum. It's very cheap :)

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Re: Recent innovations in guitar history

Postby atalwar » Fri Feb 19, 2016 4:40 am

Talking about innovations:
for Single Coils ,
The BPNCS system (or the likes) (suhr | iilich) is quite good.

I just installed in my new CV Squier Strat (pimping it up to a dream strat).and It delivers on it's claim. There is a very minimal impact on tone if any.
Costly ($200-$250) but niche and worth it if you can't stand humm.

http://www.ilitchelectronics.com/strat-bpncs-3/

This is also very interesting if you change to a lot of tunings.
http://www.tronical.com/works/
costly again..
though above many not be 2015 innovations, but nevertheless.

I have one wooden pick left , had made a few around 2008-2009.
They have a different attack , and mellower tone. I like them better on bass though.
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Current Gear:
Guitars: PRS Singlecut Korina (SD JB set), Ibanez S470 (SD Distortion set),Pimped up Squier CV 60's Strat/BPNCS, Epiphone Acoustic,Aria Jazz Bass,

Amps/Pedals: VHT Special 6 Ultra Stack ,BlackStar 1HR Amp, SD Twin Tube, Catlinbeard DLS MKIII, Roland Cube 30x, Zoom G1Xon MultiFx, NUX OD-2 Overdrive, NUX EQ-7, Korg Exp2 Pedal, Roland DP10 pedal,

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Re: Recent innovations in guitar history

Postby eriklima » Tue Apr 19, 2016 3:23 pm

I found this on Guitar Player Web Site and seems interesting:

http://www.guitarplayer.com/accessories ... demo/57656

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Re: Recent innovations in guitar history

Postby dfg2 » Tue May 03, 2016 11:03 am

eriklima wrote:I found this on Guitar Player Web Site and seems interesting:

http://www.guitarplayer.com/accessories ... demo/57656


Mate, you can build this for a few bucks yourself. All you need is a handfull of capacitors, a rotary switch or a DIP switch, two audio jacks and some kind of housing.


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