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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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Bill Lawrence Pickups and Sound Clips

Bill Lawrence will always be a musician first and designed guitars, strings, pickups, cable and plugs, based on what he wanted, or what was lacking or faulty in the designs of his instruments and gear. There are so many components of gear that contribute to a player's sound.  Here is a short video of Bill describing in a tech talk the reason why we do not post sound clips. This video is from February 25, 2005 for Namm's Oral History Interview. https://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/bill-lawrence *** We do love receiving videos and pictures from our customers of their guitars and showing how our...

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