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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2010-08-17T17:40:40+00:00 2010-08-17T17:40:40+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: mini humbuckers]]>
The bridge pickup is bolted into the soundhole of my old Stella parlor guitar, and sounds awesome. Gets into Elmore James territory without any trouble.

Statistics: Posted by guitarslim101 — Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:40 pm

2010-07-27T12:49:34+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: mini humbuckers]]> Statistics: Posted by hollywoodmark — Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:49 pm

2010-07-26T14:10:01+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: mini humbuckers]]>
hollywoodmark wrote:
If I might pile-on here, does anyone know of a good source for replacing mini-humbuckers?

I know GFS sells both mini humbuckers and neck-mount humbuckers.

Is your floating pickup mounted to the neck or pickguard?

Statistics: Posted by rustyslide — Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:10 pm

2010-07-22T13:10:55+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: mini humbuckers]]> Statistics: Posted by hollywoodmark — Thu Jul 22, 2010 1:10 pm

2010-07-17T20:07:25+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: mini humbuckers]]>
I am thinking the inbetween position might sound a little more like the bridge/middle pickup selection on strats since the split humbucker will be very quiet and the vintage bridge coil will probably have a little more output. If I am right about that then all three of the positions would be perfect for me. I love the spanky/funky texas bluesy sound of the bridge/middle position on strats. I love the smooth, warm, fatness of neck humbuckers and I love the steel sounding twang of the tele bridge pickup.

What do you all think? I am interpretting this tele correctly?

Statistics: Posted by rossfloss — Sat Jul 17, 2010 8:07 pm

2010-06-28T09:23:55+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: mini humbuckers]]>

I have a Firebird and the mini's on the Birds are a very special design. Which is two magnets.

Re: Firebird pickups...I plan to split a firebird pickup in the neck position on a Tele (with a push/pull)

here is why....I found this statement by a well known pickup winder on a board

I just want to comment on the internal workings of a Firebird pup.

They have two magnets - not one shared magnet like the mini humbucker - or full size HB -

Because they have a coil going around the magnet - they are very reminiscent of those early Blues pickups found in the Kay's- Harmony's and Magnatone's. where all you have is a coil wrapped right around a long rectangular bar magnet - I have found that these designs are really fast becoming the more popular designs with the Blues Purist Regime out there -

So inside the Firebird's metal cover are basically two of these early designs with the magnets stood up so its skinny end is up and the flatter 1/2 wide sides are facing the coil - making them a cross between the Charlie Christian Blade & the H-44 Harmonys - ( Strat0tones) - now theres not much room for wire so these Firebirds usually reach about 6.5 or maybe sneak it up to a 7k if they are wound nice an neat...

so inside the cover is two really cool Bluesy pickups - one has its magnets reversed from the other so it "hum-bucks" -

now most of the Kay's - Harmony's - Magnatone's were 3.2k to 4k
so heres these Firebird's really BEGGING to be put on a split switch - and wolla- you'll have a 3.2k to 3.5k single coil bluesy pup from the tone Gods!

because inside are two of the coolest little blues designs ever made!
and splitting them will give you "that Sound" when you want it..

Statistics: Posted by Sheraton — Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:23 am

2010-06-27T21:57:45+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: mini humbuckers]]> .

I imagine we can make finer wire more easily than we could in the 50's, so we can make pickups smaller if desired.

Statistics: Posted by zhyla — Sun Jun 27, 2010 9:57 pm

2010-06-26T18:00:52+00:00 <![CDATA[mini humbuckers]]> Statistics: Posted by rossfloss — Sat Jun 26, 2010 6:00 pm