Picking A Guitar Pickup

Picking A Guitar Pickup

There are too many choices when picking a guitar pickup. High-output pickups are distorted and mostly unpleasant in the tonal spectrum. They generate distorted tones exactly as designed. The usage for these distortion producing pickups are limited at best. Low to mid-output pickups are more versatile and much quieter. They represent better and more clear, clean guitar output signal choices. They’re perfect for clean sounds, however you have the option of dirtying up your sound by changing your amp settings or plugging into distortion pedals. In the myriad of choices for amps you’ll find one that can easily distort at will. Most amps have enough gain to make any pickup generate heavy distortion levels. Picking a pickup just became easier.

Follow The Crowd or Be Yourself When Picking a guitar pickup?

I know lots of people who only wear “name brand” clothing. So do you? What if there was something else that fit better, looked and felt better? Would they wear it? From my experience- No. Well, the same goes for picking a guitar pickup. If you’re just a name brand Lemmings kind of player there’s no changing you. However, if you’re intelligent, independent, not easily lead by the crowd and find your own path preferable, then you’ll benefit from a great set of pickups that just sound good. Most of all, they have a good solid signal for you to process.

image Haywire Custom Guitars award winner
Haywire Custom Guitars award winner

About the Author:

Mr. Rick Mariner Owner and Founder and CEO of Haywire Custom Guitars Inc. He is a member of The Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans (A.S.I.A.) as well as a guitar player. Rick holds a bachelors degree from University of Md.and a Masters degree from George Washington University. Rick developed his exclusive 8 – Point “Gig- Ready” guitar process that allows for Custom Guitars that are “GIG-READY”. With Rick’s many years of development and guitar set-up experience, Haywire Guitar shop “Builds satisfied players… one Haywire guitar at a time”.

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