#1
I keep seeing lots of people talking about the problem of "microphonic pickups" here on UG.
So, i tried a Google search, but couldn't find anything...

What is "having a guitar with microphonic pickups", exactly?

Thanks in advance for the replies, and sorry for the n00b question!
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#2
microphonic pickups are pickups that feedback too easy, it can get annoying and for people who play louder than normal, it's a pain in the ass
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#3
MIcrophonic pickups are pickups that only say SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK! and nothing else
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#4
They're pickups where the metal cover and/or the wire coils vibrate, creating nasty feedback. It's fairly easy to fix, a dip in paraffin or Shellac seems to work.
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#5
Thank you all for the explanations!
Squier "VMC" Stratocaster
PRS SE Singlecut
tc electronic polytune
CMAT MODS Signa Drive
Blakemore Effects Deus Ex Machina
DIY gaussmarkov Dr. Boogey
EHX Small Clone
Mooer ShimVerb
DIY Beavis Devolt
T-REX Fuel Tank Chameleon
Ampeg GVT52-112
#6
I like my pickups unpotted to have a slight degree of microphonic nature, imo, it gives it a nice, airy, vintage sound.