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Hertz Question

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Crayfishandy, Sep 1, 2005.

  1. Crayfishandy


    Sep 1, 2005
    I appoligise in advance if this has allready been discussed, it wouldn't surprise me... I looked at the stickies and tried a search, so if it has allready been discussed plz just post the link. Ne wayz on to my question. What is different about different hertz for pickups? Whats difference for high vs low? What is better for what?
    Thanks for all you help guys, and again if this has allready been discussed im sorry! Thanks!
  2. Hertz= frequency of note, = cycles per second. Low E on bass is around 40, low B on 5 string around 27 Hz. Going up an octave = twice the freq, so next higher E is 80 Hz, and so on.

    Then there are overtones to the main note, which give it its distinctive tone/timbre. Those are generally octaves also, but can include other multiples.

  3. A9X


    Dec 27, 2003
    Sinny, Oztraya
    B = 30.87Hz, low A = 27.5Hz.
    Sorry, I wouldn't be so pedantic if it wasn't a whole tone difference.