#1
Hello everyone

I'm new to this forum, thou I have been checking it out as a guest. I've been playing for nearly a year now. And I have some questions:

1: What exactly is the difference between passive and active pickups?
2: Any good trainings for tune with ear? 'cause I'm teh sh*t on that :P
3: What is the difference between all the humbuckers etc.?
4: And what is "nato"?


Thanks
Last edited by Axeaman at Jan 4, 2009,
#2
Quote by Axeaman
Hello everyone

I'm new to this forum, thou I have been checking it out as a guest. I've been playing for nearly a year now. And I have some questions:

1: What exactly is the difference between passive and active pickups?
2: Any good trainings for tune with ear? 'cause I'm teh sh*t on that :P
3: What is the difference between all the humbuckers etc.


Thanks



1:Active pickups have an Onboard Pre-amp (in the pots) that boosts the output of the pickups, Passive pickups do not have this

2: get a crappy wall-mart guitar that you have to tune every second

3: Different magnets, More or less windings, all this affects sound and output
Vintage V-100, EMG 81&60
Chapman ML-1

Jet City JCA20H
#3
Get a tuner for tuning your guitar. And Nato is a type of wood. Its vey similar to Mahogony, Jackson uses it a lot.
#5
Quote by Axeaman
Can you hear a big difference with active and passive?


well

Active pickups sound the same in every guitar
espacialy EMG's
hey sound very Compressed

Passive pickups however
are affected by body wood and stuff
Vintage V-100, EMG 81&60
Chapman ML-1

Jet City JCA20H
#6
Do they look different?

Also, can I buy for example EMGs to my cheap Ibanez? Or is it actually worth buying some signature model?
#7
Quote by Axeaman
Do they look different?

Also, can I buy for example EMGs to my cheap Ibanez? Or is it actually worth buying some signature model?


EMG:


Uncovered humbucker:


Covered humbucker


Rail humbucker:


Yes you can put emg's in you're ibanez but you'll have to replace the pots and find a place for the battery
Vintage V-100, EMG 81&60
Chapman ML-1

Jet City JCA20H