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Shannon Buffing L500s!

Shannon buffing the L500 pickups. Part of the final procedure is that we buff our high gloss parts right before they are shipped to you. I know this is not for everyone, but some people might enjoy watching a five minute video about buffing! So enjoy!

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L-500 Series

L500XL

  Becky talks about the origins and what inspired the idea for the first open coil blade design humbucker: the L-500 series! She also talks about what the L500 can bring and how the L500 series is used by players in many different genres: from jazz, blues, metal, and MORE!  Bill as a designer always created multi-faceted pickups. He said his pickups were not one trick ponies. (Note, Shannon said first open coil humbcker , the correction is first open coil blade humbucker.)

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The L90-High Performance Pickup-Then and Now!

Buck Dharma Joe Perry L90 Mathias Jabs Wilde Bill Lawrence

The L90-High Performance Pickup-Then and Now!

Hi, this week Becky and I wanted to feature the high performance L90 pickup. When Bill launched the L90 in 1976 it was made in the 4.0H and 6.0H inductance. For modern players Bill expanded the line to include the 2.0H, 2.8H, and the 8.0H. If you want to know about the history and modern applications of the L90 please watch the video!

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Q-filter for Guitar or Bass

  Q-filter-for Guitar or Bass We said we would mention only one way to use the filter, but we mentioned 2 plus a three way wiring option: Q-tone, push pull, and how Bill’s Jimi Hendrix wiring’s middle position works like a q-filter. For studio like sound on stage.

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Bill's Nickel Height Adjustment Method

Height Adjustment (from Pickupology): The distance between pickup and string is a very important factor for output and sound. As a general rule for the bridge pickup - put a nickel on top of the pickup under the high E string and play the highest note on that string. Adjust the height on that side of the pickup till the string touches the nickel. Repeat the same with the low E string, but use two nickels on top of each other. If this gives you too much output, you can reduce the height slightly. Don't forget that twice the distance...

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