#3
doesnt billy corgan yell into the pickups at the end of "Pissant"?
(great song by the way)
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#4
there are tons of threads..
um well they pick up the guitar strings why not pick up someone yelling??? i dunno how it works
#5
I've tried it, and I can never get it to work, it makes sense that it wouldnt work because pickups are magnetic...now tell me the last time the sounds waves from your voice were metallic in nature or opposite polarity from the pickups...but if it works how is it possible...!!!! I DONT KNOW!!! but it would be cool to figure out.
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I've tried it, and I can never get it to work, it makes sense that it wouldnt work because pickups are magnetic...now tell me the last time the sounds waves from your voice were metallic in nature or opposite polarity from the pickups...but if it works how is it possible...!!!! I DONT KNOW!!! but it would be cool to figure out.


That's what i'm getting at. Voices aren't magnetic, and all the threads I find about it say it can't be done...
#7
ive never seen posts about this, but the only thing i could think of is yelling into the pickups would cause the strings to vibrate from the sound of your voice, and then get amplified...but i dunno
#8
wylde overdrive, what kinda guitar you got and what pups?
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#9
they dont nesessarily have to be magnetic, although they DO give off vibrations
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#11
That's why. If they're not wax potted, it usually works. Most of the time, when a guitarist does that, he has vintage PAF-style pickups.
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#12
I would assume it works under the same principle as the String Telephone (two cups connected by a string). Your voice vibrates the strings, the pickups... pick up, the vibration.

Makes some sense...
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I would assume it works under the same principle as the String Telephone (two cups connected by a string).
Makes some sense...



WTF Those work!!!???
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#16
Thats amazing, Im gonna try that one day.
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#17
Really, the only way this could possibly work is if you've got a busted pickup. This happens usually when the windings in the pickup become loose. They vibrate just like a microphone diaphram would.
#18
if you've got an ipod, or any other hard drive type mps players, hold it next to a pickup, while the amp is on and press some buttons. if the hard drive spins, you hear it through the amp and it sounds really cool!
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#19
Your breath makes the strings move, which makes the pickups pick up the changes in the electromagnetic field, which forwards them to your amp. This generally takes a bunch of gain and high volume and some mighty fine screaming.

Unless your pickups are microphonic... Or you have vocal chords made out of metal.
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#21
Try this:

Get a pair of earhones, put some music through it, and put it over your pickups, you should hear it through the amps.