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Old 12-12-2013, 01:53 PM
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buffered with passive interaction

Is there interaction between a pickup gain buffer and passive pickup?
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Old 12-12-2013, 03:30 PM
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Interaction?

FWIW, a buffered pickup sees a constant (resistive) input impedance from a buffer input, and variable (resistive) impedances in series and parallel when there is a volume pot before the buffer.
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Old 12-12-2013, 05:50 PM
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When you have 2 passsive pickups, no matter how you wire them, they interact with eachother, right? The sound they put out is different than if you were to record each pickup completely separately. As I understand it, 2 buffered pickups do not interact with eachother. I have a weaker bridge pickup. My neck is an SGD ND3 (neo humbucker) and the bridge is an SGD SW4 (neo sidewinder). I was wondering if I could just go with a buffer with a gain for the bridge only.
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Old 12-13-2013, 02:27 AM
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You'd have to use a unity-gain buffer for the neck and a gainful buffer for the bridge. If you didn't buffer the neck, you'd have a serious impedance mismatch at hand and you'd lose a lot of the tone.
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You'd have to use a unity-gain buffer for the neck and a gainful buffer for the bridge. If you didn't buffer the neck, you'd have a serious impedance mismatch at hand and you'd lose a lot of the tone.
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