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Ozone Guitars - Tech Info
Pickups produce output by moving the magnetic field
"through" the coil. Having a strong magnetic field
"above" the pickup does not necessarily mean it will have a
strong output. A strong magnetic field "above" the
pickup "Will" restrict the vibration of the strings, and
produce annoying overtones.
My pickups do Not have a strong magnetic field
"above" the pickup. Therefore, they can be set closer
to the string without annoying overtones, "and" output drops
off more rapidly as the pickup is moved away from the
I set the bridge pickup about 1/16" from the string on the
treble side, and the neck pickup about 3/32" (with the
string fretted at the last fret). Then I adjust the
bass side according to how much low end I want with my usual
amp settings. This is usually farther away, but never
closer than the treble side. Sometimes the neck and/or
middle pickup is even farther away for balance, but usually
not, because the pickups are wound differently for balance.
Taps, series, parallel, etc.
Taps on a coil (more or less turns) alter the sound by
changing the Output and Impedance of the coil. They
can be placed precisely for balance, and can work on either
single, or pickups in combination.
There have been experiments with series, and parallel.
This provides some additional sounds, but with extreme
differences. Taps provide more usable sounds.
"Neither" series or parallel is "Also" a great sound.
An amp for each pickup, but amps have not been designed to
make this easy (and portable) "Yet"...
Routing for my current pickups should be about 1.05"
deep. This is getting very close to the trem spring
routing on the back, but only because the back routing is
often deeper than necessary. 1/2" deep on the back is
enough for the springs, this leaves enough between the top
and back routing.
My bodies are all hollow, so routing depth is a non-issue.
People get sounds stuck in their ears. Anything that
has been recorded and played on the radio has a LOT of
dynamics processing that no one even mentions. "It's
all in the time-constants". This becomes part of "The
Sound" (in people's minds). Also the times, what was
going on, "back then", ...
To be continued...