Curious about your opinion

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by eutgard, Jul 13, 2005.

  1. This is sound sample of P pickup from Korean pickup maker Teslatek.


    D.C.Resistance : 11.2 kΩ
    Resonant Frequency : 6.3 kHz
    Magnet : Alnico 5

    Is this faithful reproduction of famous Fender P? Or character of it's own?

    I'd like to know your opinion.
  2. Rodent

    Rodent Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 20, 2004
    Upper Left Corner (Seattle)
    Player-Builder-Founder: Regenerate Guitar Works
    Hard to tell for sure on my small laptop speakers, but it was definitely sounding like something different than a standard P-type sound. That said, on my laptop it sounded quite full and in-your-face.

    Do you have any links or further details of the bass that was used to record this sound clip?

  3. luknfur


    Jan 14, 2004

    In my experience, I would go by user opinions before I'd go by a sound clip for numerous reasons that come to mind immediately:

    1) Solo soundclips are primarily of use for as much
    2) Solo tones are typically of little use to music (get a good tone from a bass with the band then listen to it solo and see what you think of it then - it will probably suck)
    3) More often than not, a pup that puts out quality solo tones won't put out tones that work to music as well and typically the better the solo tones it puts out the worse it works to music.
    4) Who really knows what rigging or what was involved in the recording process
    5) soundclips typically don't reflect how versatile a pup is
    6) soundclips are created to sell pickups
  4. Thank you luknfur. I think your reply is very mature and informative. I'll keep them in mind.