The Aperture of the magnetic Pickup

We all know that the magnetic pickups mounted on our guitars sense the vibration of each string. However, the details of this often elude us. In fact, the pickup “looks” at merely a portion of the length of the string – just like a camera in the optical domain, the pickup has an “aperture”. This […]

Do the pickup magnets influence the sound of a guitar? … the MAC-guitar may provide an answer …

In 2019 and 2020, we posted 3 articles discussing the Fender Wide-range Humbucker (see in particular here: In that framework, we showed the central element for the listening tests when comparing pickups: the PUC-guitar … PUC standing for Pick-Up-Change. Given the persistent (and sometime quite emotional) discussion of the question whether the magnets of […]

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