#2
cuz its some "hot" stuff man
lol iono
mine is hot cuz its name is "Fender Hot Noiseless"
but yea
its hot stuff =]
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they don't say hot because they're necessarily good, there are plenty of good pickups that aren't "hot" (most single coils for example). When some people say "hot" they're talking about higher output and thus more natural overdrive in the pickup.
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#6
hot pickups mean they look good, e.g. they have a pic of a girl in bikini imprinted on it.
or the pole pieces just look like nipples.


or you can fry eggs on them

It basically means it has more output, and in some cases, it probably means better distortion. IN SOME CASES BTW.
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cuz its some "hot" stuff man
lol iono
mine is hot cuz its name is "Fender Hot Noiseless"
but yea
its hot stuff =]

Here's an idea, if you have absolutely no fucking clue, don't post.

Yes, hot = more output, which means that it'll be able to drive the preamp a little harder.
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#8
More output. Not always good.
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not always no, my amp is a disaster with active pickups it's just way too loud
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because paris hilton knows "that's hot"
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they don't say hot because they're necessarily good, there are plenty of good pickups that aren't "hot" (most single coils for example). When some people say "hot" they're talking about higher output and thus more natural overdrive in the pickup.


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#13
Because they're physically attracted to the pickup.

They wanna' dip it in their wax and play with it all night long, baby.
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not always no, my amp is a disaster with active pickups it's just way too loud


try plugging into the second output, i hear its better for active stuff

just a suggestion
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active pickups. go to emg.com they have an explanation of what that is.

oh active pickups= more output
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Hot doesn't nessasarilly mean good. It just means the pickups are high-ouput, making them ideal for heavy shit.
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^ nah, it's more the amount of distortion/overdrive and compression.
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The extra output will result in a very subtle increase in volume, but as Dave Mc says, where it is really obvious is in the way the extra output from the guitar will force the amp into distortion at lower levels than a lower-output pickup. i.e a hotter pickup is usually better for high gain, whereas a low-output tends to give a cleaner sound.

Which is better is simply down to personal preference, some people like cool pickups, some like to use hotter pickups. Personally, I like them to be somewhere in the middle, but that's just me