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Old 11-05-2012, 03:46 PM   #1
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Washburn MG-44 Stock Pickup Question

Hello all,

I have a Washburn MG-44 with stock pickups, and can't find this information anywhere. I even emailed Washburn, and received no reply. How can I figure out if the stock pickups are low or med output passives in the HUmbuckers? Thanks.
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:16 PM   #2
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you should be able to tell with your ears/fingers if you're used to other pickups.

you can check their (rough) output with a multimeter, but that'll only tell you so much (google how to do that, i've never actually bothered to do that before).
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:03 PM   #3
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Washburn seems to use mid-high output ceramics in most of their stuff.

You can always just hook up to a multimeter and measure, or use your ears. If you don't know what a medium-output pickup sounds like, what good does it do to know that you've got one?
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:09 PM   #4
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^ i guess if you're swapping them it'd give you some idea. if your current pickup is too hot (or not hot enough), knowing roughly how hot it is might help a little in deciding what to go for as a replacement.
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:00 PM   #5
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Washburn seems to use mid-high output ceramics in most of their stuff.

You can always just hook up to a multimeter and measure, or use your ears. If you don't know what a medium-output pickup sounds like, what good does it do to know that you've got one?


Wouldn't that be part of the education process?

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Exactly. I'm trying to figure out incase I want to swap them. If I don't like that they are higher output, then wouldn't knowing that make sense?
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:09 PM   #6
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yeah it couldn't hurt

don't go too hard on colin though, he's super-helpful 99.9% of the time (and what he posted in here was good info, too, just he probably didn't realise exactly what you were asking).
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Fair enough. I wasn't too hard.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:34 PM   #9
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I think they're medium or medium-high. When I swapped the p-ups in my MG-44 for Duncan SH-6's, I noticed a huge difference in out-put.
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:55 AM   #10
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I think they're medium or medium-high. When I swapped the p-ups in my MG-44 for Duncan SH-6's, I noticed a huge difference in out-put.

Which are lower or higher?
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:15 AM   #11
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Which are lower or higher?


The SH-6's were a lot higher than stock.
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The SH-6's were a lot higher than stock.


Nice> If you don't mind me asking what is that advantage for you in choosing hot pickups?
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normally either more distortion and/or better tones when using heavy distortion
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Nice> If you don't mind me asking what is that advantage for you in choosing hot pickups?


More distortion and more shape in the distortion. But some pickups can get VERY hot (like the SD Invader and X2N).
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Nice> If you don't mind me asking what is that advantage for you in choosing hot pickups?


Long story short, I had the Sh-6's laying around when the stock bridge went bad in it, so I didn't so much choose them. However, as that guitar is my go-to one for hair metal, so as stated right above, it helped to shape distortion better.
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