electric to acoustic

Discussion in 'Guitar Gear Talk Forum' started by Sumanovo razor, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. Sumanovo razor

    Sumanovo razor New Member

    stratocaster and telecaster

    whats the mechanism behind the 2nd and 4th position of the pickup and bridge plate which makes a strat quack and a tele twang...can a humbucker get that twangy sound if installed with the bridge plate of tele...whats reverse polarity and how does it affect the sound...
  2. ayu135

    ayu135 New Member

    A tele doesnt have the 4th position, the 2nd and the 4th position puts the neck and the middle and the bridge and the middle in parallel respectively. The middle pickup is usually installed with polarities reversed so it produces a signal reversed and when it is put in parallel with the neck or the bridge pickup it helps in cancelling the hum. The twang and the quack has more to do with the pickups than the baseplate, which was simply installed to reduce the hum in the pickup due to other ac sources by shielding.
  3. Sumanovo razor

    Sumanovo razor New Member

    oops sorry bymistake i wrote something else...wanted to know some good brands for piezo pickups ...for electric guitars...anyways a nashville tele do has 2nd and 4th position... ;) actually the 2nd and 4th position of the pickups i was asking for was related to strat and not a tele...
  4. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    Humbucker cannot get the twangy effect because a HumBucking pickup has different resistance, inductance and capacitance than single coils.

    ALSO, if you do manage to match the RLC of Humbuck to Single coil - please note that the values of L and C change with frequency, so fine, you did manage to match the RLCs of both, but this won't hold true at other frequencies - and thus they will sound different.
  5. mymusicmyguitar

    mymusicmyguitar New Member

    I have Dimarzio Humbucker on the bridge position of my strat. I dont get that Twang anymore on the bridge. It happens only with the Single coils i guess..I do get the twang on middle(good) and middle + neck position(not soo good)..

    But nothing can match the bridge single coil twang...
  6. guitarplayer729

    guitarplayer729 New Member

    isnt the fastrack 2 a single coil blade pickup
  7. mymusicmyguitar

    mymusicmyguitar New Member

    Its a humbucker in the shape of a Single coil.
  8. guitarplayer729

    guitarplayer729 New Member

    i saw it closely
    it looked like 2 pickups

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