pickup grooves and sound coloration

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by g04t, Mar 25, 2005.

  1. g04t


    Aug 16, 2004
    Sunnyvale, CA
  2. Lockout


    Dec 24, 2002
    I'm not sure if I see what you're talking about... Unless you're talking about the Bartolini logo? :confused:

    Edit: Or are you talking about that bit of discoloration on the pickups in the spaces between the strings? I don't think they're grooves; to me it looks as if that's just a little discoloration from wear.
  3. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    yup, looks like standard finger wear to me and not grooves.
    It's very common with Bart pickups IME.
  4. g04t


    Aug 16, 2004
    Sunnyvale, CA
    yeah i was talking about the discoloration part under the strings.

    i need a goddamn digital camera so i can show exactly what i mean. my washburn pups are nasty lookin.

    thanks for the input.
  5. Selta


    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    Hey now... watch your language.
  6. luknfur


    Jan 14, 2004

    no affect. Real grooves (slap) will have no affect to my knowledge. I've had a set of EMGs some chimpanzee pried out with a screwdriver and ran gouges into the pups and they worked perfectly.
  7. g04t


    Aug 16, 2004
    Sunnyvale, CA
    sweet luknfur, thanks.

    i think i've bailed on that zon after seeing how much i'm getting paid here. time to order my custom cirrus: