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I noticed that GFS measures their pickup output by saying their wound to "14K"

What does that mean? I know DiMarzio measures their pickup output with some ### number, like 450.
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That's the resistance of the pickup, 14kohms. Most of the companies I've seen measure them like that.
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So higher resistance = higher output?

In terms of how hot the pickup is, how much of a difference is there between 14K and 16K?
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Yep.

As for the difference, I'm going to use three swineshead bridge pickups as an example.

The Warthog is 13.9k and marketed as "a great pickup for rock, blues or metal. ".

The Venom is 15k and marketed as "a great choice for metal and hard rock". (I own one and I'd say it's better for hard rock and less modern metal than it is for br00talz).

The Xbucker is 18.2K and marketed as "Brutally powerful, Perfect for metal and rock. "

Should give you some idea.
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So for the most part 14K is a good balance for modern metal - not too much so it points out every slip up of your playing, and enough for smoother gain?
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I would say so. I like lower output pups because of their clarity and can even get br00talz with them. With higher output stuff it is generally only for metal and the cleans aren't as good usually.

Yea. I want a bit smoother gain atm. So going for extremely high output didnt seem too good. Also, I love the chrome cover, so I got a GFS Crunchy PAT =)
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Something to note is that measuring a pickup's resistance is only a way of measuring output. It gives no insight at all in to the frequency response and other tonal indicators.
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Yea. I want a bit smoother gain atm. So going for extremely high output didnt seem too good. Also, I love the chrome cover, so I got a GFS Crunchy PAT =)

Nice. Idk if I said this already but I bought a pair of those and they are pretty nice quality just by feeling their build. I haven't tried them yet but I am sure they are a nice stepup from stock pups. I also really liked the clip on the GFS website for the bridge one.
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Nice. Idk if I said this already but I bought a pair of those and they are pretty nice quality just by feeling their build. I haven't tried them yet but I am sure they are a nice stepup from stock pups. I also really liked the clip on the GFS website for the bridge one.

Clips?!?!?

Didnt know there were any. Links?

Yea you told me, forgot about that actually.
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Another thing that attracted me was the claim that it doesnt squeel at all when close to an amp.
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Another thing that attracted me was the claim that it doesnt squeel at all when close to an amp.


So no controlled feedback?
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So no controlled feedback?

I never use that type of feedback. It just annoys me when I get huge squeels as soon as I stop playing.
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Something to note is that measuring a pickup's resistance is only a way of measuring output. It gives no insight at all in to the frequency response and other tonal indicators.

It's also not actually a way of measuring output - higher resistance =/= higher output.

Hotter pickups do tend to be wound higher than vintage types but DC resistance is in no way an exact indicator of output.
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It's also not actually a way of measuring output - higher resistance =/= higher output.

Hotter pickups do tend to be wound higher than vintage types but DC resistance is in no way an exact indicator of output.

Then what does indicate output?
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